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 - London, UK
Mark has 25 years' experience as a senior gas and oil reporter initially at Argus and later Energy Intelligence where he edited World Gas Intelligence in 1999-2001 and was later its deputy editor until 2015. Although his focus was European gas and global LNG markets, his brief also took him on overseas visits to Algeria, Qatar, South Africa and Venezuela. He speaks French and German.
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.
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.
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.
Nathan is a freelance journalist based in Sydney, Australia. He received a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Journalism, from Griffith University in 2008. He worked for two years from 2009 covering the Australian coal industry for Energy Publishing, before moving to London, UK, where he was employed from 2011-2016 as an editor for S&P Global Platts on European gas markets. He currently reports on a range of industries, including coal, iron ore, gas and LNG.
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.
Tel Aviv, Israel
Ya'acov has practiced journalism for 30 years, mainly as automotive correspondent for various Israeli media outlets like Ha'aretz daily. Lately I contribute op-ed articles to Globes business daily concerning natural gas and regional geo-politics. I was editor of a few professional and popular automotive periodicals, as well as websites. In the last few years, as Israelis showed interest in Electric Cars and natural gas was discovered off shore Israel I began to link more closely between transportation and energy, hence my interest in the energy industry. He holds an MA in automotive Journalism from Coventry University (UK).
Koen Mortelmans is a Belgium based freelance journalist, mainly writing about energy, environment, construction and science. He started writing for newspapers and magazines while studying for his university degrees in history, documentation & library sciences and philosophy. Later, he did some teaching and also spent some time in historical research projects, mainly about the Ancien Régime and the Belle Époque periods. He wrote several books about the history of sports and leisure. For Natural Gas World, he covers the Benelux.
Olivier de Souza
Olivier has a degree in Business Law since 2013 at the Catholic University of West Africa (UCAO). Passionate about energy and development issues in Africa, he started, in 2015, his career in journalism and has been specializing on oil and gas in Africa at Agence Ecofin, a Swiss daily focused on business news in Africa.
For Natural Gas World, he covers since 2017, the news of the West African gas sector.
Olivier is also the correspondent in Benin of the French newspaper Le Monde.
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
Johannesburg, South Africa
After working for Fleet Street Newspapers and independent radio in the UK, he has held editorial positions at South Africa's two business dailies, and for some years was host of the Classic Business drive-time evening show.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tim Daiss is an American journalist/analyst that has been based in Asia for the past 12 years, currently in Vietnam. He has worked for Platts, Forbes, Interfax and several UK and Singapore-based energy consultancies.
His analysis and news reports have been published and cited in media outlets in the US, Japan, China, the UK and Russia and have been translated into several languages in foreign print media and used in television news reports.
He holds a B.B.A. in Finance, and a M.A. He is also the author of three books.
Sophie Davies is a freelance journalist and editor based between London and Barcelona. She previously worked in London as a financial journalist at Thomson Reuters, S&P Global and Interfax, writing about commodities and infrastructure. She lived and worked in Latin America between 2013 and 2017, first in Argentina then in Brazil.
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.
Sara Albadalejo Vargas
Sara was born in Spain but has been living in Brussels (Belgium) for more than 15 years. A long time expat, she feels at home in multicultural Brussels, and writes about European regulatory developments on natural gas. She has worked with public and private organisations that deal with energy trade and regulation on European and international levels, including renewable energy. Sara holds a bachelor's degree in Politics, specialised in Energy policy at the University of Edinburgh, and is currently completing a bachelor's in Law in the evenings.
Volodymyr Dolnyk is a Ukraine based journalist/analyst, writing about Oil&Gas business in Ukraine and CEE region. He is working for UPECO company, the publisher of Nefterynok magazine, and Exploration&Production Consulting (ExPro), the publisher of ExPro Weekly magazine. He holds an MA degree in International Relations from Lazarski University (Poland) and Coventry University (UK). In his daily work he is trying to make Ukrainian domestic market more transparent and understandable for global business community.
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.