Editor in Chief - London, UK
William has been reporting and commenting on Europe's gas markets for 20 years. He started in journalism at PH Energy Analysis (now ICIS Heren) in 1995, shortly before the UK devised the National Balancing Point -- Europe's first gas hub. His subsequent career has included senior management and editorial positions at FT Energy, Petroleum Economist, Argus Media and Platts, where he latterly edited International Gas Report. His focus has been on regional markets and how they function. William also speaks Russian and has had several literary/academic translations published.
News Editor - Moscow, Russia
Joseph has been reporting on energy markets in the former Soviet Union and Europe for seven years. During that time he has served as editor of two Moscow-based publications covering oil and gas and coal and electricity in the CIS and CEE regions. He has also written research reports on oil and gas in the Caspian Sea region, Kazakhstan and Eastern Siberia.
Americas Editor - Calgary, Canada
Dale has been covering the Canadian oil and gas industry for more than 35 years, starting out as an associate editor of Oilweek, Canada’s leading oil and gas news magazine, in 1981, as the industry was being pummelled by the hated National Energy Program. In 1984, he joined the staff of the Daily Oil Bulletin, the country’s leading daily oil and gas industry news service, serving in various editorial capacities, including associate editor. In 2000, he re-joined Oilweek, now a monthly publication, as news and statistics editor, before being named editor of the publication in 2007, a position he held for the next nine years.
Asia Editor - Mumbai, India
Shardul holds a bachelors degree in economics and post graduate degree in management. Since 2005 has worked in economic think tank, commodity brokerage and media houses covering agricultural commodities. He has been tracking the natural gas market across Asia and contributing to Natural Gas Asia since 2011. Takes a keen interest in global economical and political developments.
LNG Condensed Editor - UK
Ross left S&P Global Platts in September 2018 after 13 years as managing
editor of the company's flagship analytical newsletter Energy Economist.
He was formerly Platts crude oil manager EMEA and also worked on
upstream publication North Sea Letter. Ross has written extensively on
oil, gas and power markets, with a particular interest in long-term
energy forecasts, new technologies and China. He graduated with an MSc
from the London School of Economics in 1993 and from the University of
East Anglia with a BA Hons in 1991.
Gas Transitions Editor - The Netherlands
As former editor-in-chief and founder of two international energy websites (Energy Post and European Energy Review) and former journalist at the premier Dutch financial newspaper Financieele Dagblad, Karel has earned a great reputation as being amongst the first to focus on energy transition trends and the connections between markets, policies and technologies. For Natural Gas World he will be reporting on the Dutch and wider International gas transition on a weekly basis.
Chief Features Writer - London, UK
Charles Ellinas is CEO of e-CNHC which offers advisory services and project management in the energy and oil and gas sectors. Previously, as CEO of KRETYK he was responsible for implementing Cyprus government’s strategy for the development of its hydrocarbons sector. He was previously a Director of Mott MacDonald and the Managing Director of Mott MacDonald’s Oil, Gas & Petrochemical business world-wide, with over 35 years experience in the sector. He started his career in industry with JP Kenny. Charles Ellinas is a Non-resident Senior Fellow, US Atlantic Council.
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Anna Kachkova is a freelance writer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. She has over 12 years' experience of covering the oil and gas industry, including eight years as NewsBase's North American editor, five of which were spent in Houston, Texas. She specialises in covering energy in North America and Europe, as well as global unconventional oil and gas and LNG
Prague, Czech Republic
Tim has worked as a journalist and editor covering central and eastern Europe for 20 years. He is a regular contributor to BBC, Guardian, Foreign Policy, Deutsche Welle and Politico amongst others. He also provides economic and political analysis of the region to the Economist Intelligence Unit and IHS Markit.
Omono Juliana Okonkwo
Omono Juliana Okonkwo is a correspondent for Natural Gas World. She is resident in Nigeria. A Graduate of Mass Communication and a Researcher, her writing interests revolve around Oil and Gas, Policy, Innovation, and Business.
She has written for several platforms including Daily Trust, Edufrica, Ventures Africa and Premium Times. When she is not writing, she dedicates her time to learning different cultures through travel. She can be followed on Twitter @OmonosInk
Dalga Khatinoglu, expert on Iran energy issues with 12 years experience in media and cooperating with energy related companies.
He served as head of Iran news service at Azerbaijan's Trend News Agency (2007-2017). He frequently comments on Caspian littoral states' energy issues for Iran, Azerbaijan and other countries media as well as for Persian departments of BBC, DW, and others.
Dalga has been a freelance energy analyst for RFE/RL since 2010.
He lives in Baku and speaks Persian, English and Azerbaijani.
Ilham Shaban is NGW's expert on the Caspian region. He graduated from Azerbaijan's Oil University as Automatic-Engineer specialist. Then, he worked for three years at state-run oil and gas company Socar. He started his activity as a journalist in the oil and gas sector in 1997 at Turan Information Agency. He was a special reporter in Azerbaijan for Interfax-Agency on oil Information between 1999-2008. In 2003 he established the Center for Oil Studies – Caspian Barrel and has been managing it till today. He is an active participant and speaker at international conferences about Caspian Oil and Gas Industry. He speaks Azerbaijani, Russian and Turkish.
Linas is a 44-year-old Lithuanian full-time editor of regional newspaper in western Lithuania and freelance journalist with an extensive journalistic experience. He contributes to a number of English publications, including Riga-based The Baltic Times, Prague-based bne.eu, NYC-based Renewable Energy World and others.
Dmitry V. Shlapentokh
Associate Professor (1997-Present) at Indiana University.
Holds a University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Ph.D. (1988) in the fields of Modern Russian/European/World History (Political, Social, Intellectual).
Participation in numerous roundtable discussions /interviews with Radio Free /Radio Liberty and Voice of America.
Previously consulted for agency of Kazakhstan government and was an expert witness at House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Hearing entitled “China’s Rapid Political and Economic Advances in Central Asia and Russia,”. He was also field reader for Fulbright-Hayes Projects Abroad Reviewer for Princeton University Press, the Review of International Studies, Eighteenth Century Studies, Journal of Defense Studies and Resource Management and Eurasian Studies.
Jeremy Bowden is a freelance energy journalist and writer.Clients include leading global management consultancies, accountancies, specialist publications and marketing companies.Before freelancing, his full-time experience spanned over 15years in the utility and media sectors in a variety of positions inEurope and Asia, including five years at HIS in Singapore. Qualifications include a Master’s degree in International Business and Finance from Reading University in the UK, and a degree in economics.