Kurt Barrow is the VP of Oil Markets, Midstream and Downstream Insights for IHS Markit. Kurt is a thought leader, advising executives on strategic market and industry trends. He is actively involved in the global team’s research that provides expert-based analysis and forecasts based on market and industry fundamentals. He has also managed consulting projects, including public reports on the Volcker Rule, US crude export policy, and the impact of the IMO bunker fuel rules. Kurt began his career as an engineer at the Exxon Baytown Refinery and was a Vice President at Purvin & Gertz.