Kurt Barrow

Vice President – Oil Markets, Midstream, Downstream & Chemical, IHS Markit


Houston, Texas, US


Mr. Kurt Barrow is vice president of the oil markets, midstream and downstream energy sectors at IHS Markit. He provides technical, commercial and strategic advice and consultation to a range of clients in the midstream and downstream petroleum and biofuels space, in addition to leading oil markets services. Mr. Barrow heads a research and consulting team that specializes in mergers and acquisitions, crude oil and refined products, market analysis, strategic analysis and technical assessments. Mr. Barrow began his career at the Exxon Baytown Refinery in various engineering and planning roles. He also worked in Singapore for Purvin & Gertz for six years. He was the lead author of the Purvin & Gertz pricing and margins module for the Global Petroleum Market Outlook service and the director of the "Residual Fuel Market Outlook" study, both now part of IHS Markit.