Kevin R. Petak, ICF International, Fairfax, Va.
Kevin Petak, vice president of gas market modeling in ICF International has more than 24 years of experience in the energy industry. He has directed numerous energy market analyses to support strategic planning needs at energy companies. The analyses have investigated the impact of LNG imports and pipeline expansions on gas prices, the effect of weather and oil prices on gas markets, and the impact of carbon control strategies on gas markets. These analyses have been widely used to support facilities/fuels/contracts management and planning, mergers and acquisitions, investment decisions, risk management, and hedge strategies.
Mr. Petak directed work for recently completed market analyses for a number of states that have investigated gas infrastructure requirements over time. He has directed gas market modeling work for the National Petroleum Council, the American Gas Foundation, and the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America. Much of Mr. Petak's work focuses on projecting growth and prices for the North American natural gas market by using ICF's Gas Market Model, a comprehensive gas modeling system that he developed. The ICF model is also the primary tool used for ICF's energy subscription services, which Mr. Petak manages. In the past few years, Mr. Petak has completed various studies on the Alaska gas pipeline, the Mackenzie Valley gas pipeline, and he has extensively analyzed the impacts of LNG imports at various terminals throughout North America. He has a master's degree in business from the University of Texas at Dallas and a bachelor's degree in petroleum and natural gas engineering from Pennsylvania State University.
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