Patrick Heather

Senior Research Fellow


Patrick is an internationally recognised expert in the development of traded gas markets in Europe. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies and author of several papers and presentations on this subject. Patrick’s consultancy work focuses on the gas market evolution in Europe, supply and demand dynamics, the impact of regulation on market outcomes, contracting strategy and marketing strategies to take advantage of new market opportunities. He also has a good knowledge of the oil and utility sectors and of trading and risk management in general. Patrick has advised and given presentations to many different organisations, including the European Commission, the APX and ICE futures exchanges and various producer and end user companies, financial institutions, regulators and governments in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Britain, China, Estonia, France, Greece, Holland, India, Italy, Japan, Norway, the Philippines, Poland, Russia, Sweden and Turkey. He has also acted as gas trading and markets Expert on seven occasions: Enron, Austrian utility, UK investment bank, Gas Supplier (South East Europe), Gas Marketer (North West Europe), Gas Marketer (South West Europe), Gas Supplier (North West Europe). Prior to becoming a consultant, Patrick worked in managerial and trading roles at BG Group, E.ON UK and a number of financial institutions.
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