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Please join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center for a virtual private launch of the International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) Quarterly Gas Market Report on Wednesday, February 10th, 2021, from 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. ESTJean-Baptiste Dubreui, Senior Natural Gas Analyst and Akos Losz at Natural Gas Analyst at the IEA will present the main findings of the report, followed by a panel discussion with Samantha A. Carl-Yoder, Policy Director at Brownstein Hyatt Farber and Schreck, and a Q&A session with the audience.  Ambassador Richard Morningstar, Founding Chairman at the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center will moderate the discussion.

An unprecedented fall in natural gas demand and record-low prices in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis in the first half of 2020 gave way to tight market conditions, record-high prices, and transit capacity bottlenecks by the end of the year as cold winter weather—coupled with a series of LNG supply outages—caught market participants off guard. The turbulence in the global gas market has continued into 2021, and the outlook beyond this winter’s LNG market squeeze remains clouded by uncertainties around the trajectory of the post-pandemic economic recovery, sectoral fuel switching dynamics, and a challenging investment environment. The IEA’s recently published Quarterly Gas Market Report analyzes the main drivers and implications of the 2020 gas market upheaval and provides a short-term forecast for 2021.  We hope you will join this virtual discussion to explore recent market trends and the future outlook for global gas supply, demand, and security.

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Samantha A. Carl-Yoder, Policy Director, Brownstein Hyatt Farber and Schreck

Samantha Carl-Yoder is an energy executive and former diplomat with national security, energy, and climate experience spanning the globe.  She recently joined the firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber and Schreck as Policy Director working on international and energy issues.  Ms. Carl-Yoder has a track record of success in critical negotiations and business development. 

Prior to joining BHFS, Ms. Carl-Yoder was Vice President of LNG Marketing at Tellurian, a Houston-based natural gas development company, where she was responsible for business development in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East, seeking to secure equity investments to develop a new integrated LNG export project in the United States.  

Ms. Carl-Yoder also served as a senior Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State from 2001-2018.  She served as Chief of Staff for Under Secretary for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon from 2017-2018, providing policy guidance on top foreign policy priorities; Chief of Staff to the Special Envoy for International Energy Affairs from 2015-2017, where she used diplomacy to advance energy solutions in line with the Paris Agreement goals; and Deputy Consul General at the U.S. Consulate in Sao Paulo, Brazil from 2012-2015, where she led a team of 400 staff to promote U.S. commercial and economic objectives, increase tourism from Brazil to the United States, and planned major events including the 2015 World Cup.  She also worked as Senior Advisor to two Deputy Secretaries of State, covering the Western Hemisphere, Middle East, and UN issues from 2010-2012.  From 2009-2010, Samantha was Special Assistant to Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs.  Ms. Carl-Yoder served in Indonesia, Peru, Myanmar, and Brazil. 

Ms. Carl-Yoder is a principal member of the Meridian International Center’s Corporate Council and serves as Chair of the Energy and Climate Committee for the U.S.-India Business Council.  She speaks Portuguese, Spanish, Indonesian, and Burmese.

Jean-Baptiste Dubreui, Senior Natural Gas Analyst, IEA

Jean-Baptiste DUBREUIL joined the International Energy Agency in 2017 as Senior Natural Gas Analyst.  He has two decades of experience in energy with various major oil and gas industry, research and services stakeholders. Before joining the IEA, he held several economic analysis management positions within Engie, a leading global energy provider, at both corporate and business unit levels. Jean-Baptiste also has academic experience as an invited lecturer in Oil & Gas Markets with Paris Institute of Political Sciences and Ecole Polytechnique Executive Education. He holds a Master of Energy Economics from the French Institute of Petroleum and graduated in Economics and Finance from Paris Institute of Political Sciences.

Akos Losz, Natural Gas Analyst, IEA

Akos Losz is a natural gas analyst at the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris. Prior to joining the IEA, he was a senior research associate at Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy based in New York. Previously, he worked at the New York office of Westwood Global Energy Group, a UK-based global energy consulting firm, and at the strategy development team of MOL Group, a Hungary-based international energy company. He completed internships at CSIS, a leading Washington DC think tank, and at PFC Energy (now IHS Markit). Akos holds an MA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and completed undergraduate studies at the Corvinus University of Budapest.

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