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Kent Moors    

Oil Policy Expert & Global Risk Consultant

Kent F. Moors, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized expert in global oil/natural gas policy and finance, cross-border capital flows and emerging market economic and fiscal development. He has been an advisor to the highest levels of the US, Russian, Kazakh and Bahamian governments, consultant to private companies and law firms in 25 countries and has appeared over 1,400 times as a featured television and radio commentator in North America, Europe and Russia. A prolific writer and lecturer, his six books, over 750 professional and market publications and over 250 major private sector, public sector and policy presentations and workshops have appeared in 44 countries.

Moors is president of ASIDA, Inc. (USA), an international consulting firm specializing in former Soviet, Caspian and other developing markets. He has advised in the creation of international joint ventures, structured offshore and multinational financing packages and directed research and development (R&D) projects in emerging markets. Moors is an editor of the two current leading post-Soviet oil and natural gas publications, monthly digests in Middle Eastern and Eurasian market developments, as well as six previous analytical series targeting post-Soviet and emerging markets.

Professor in the department of political science, the Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy and an adjunct professor in the school of law at Duquesne University, Moors has developed international educational programs, run training sessions for agencies of the US government and served as an external implications consultant to ongoing policy areas having high levels of uncertainty. He is particularly known among public and private sector policy makers for providing targeted political, market and risk assessment in crises or rapidly changing environments.

Speech Topics

Meeting the Oil Challenge

The price of crude oil reached $147 a barrel in mid-2008 only to collapse to less than $40 before the end of the year. The volatility about to come, however, will be even greater. With crude oil, gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and heating oil exhibiting unparalleled instability, availability and pricing of oil products have become major national concerns. The effects extend well beyond the pump. Economic prospects, employment, national security and the American way of life are at stake. In a highly engaging presentation, recognized international oil authority Dr. Moors answers the following questions:

  • How much oil is left

  • Why oil prices are so volatile

  • What the public and the government can do about it

The Future of Natural Gas

Recent breakthroughs in the development of new natural gas sources, combined with rising concerns about the environment and energy security, have significantly changed the energy outlook. Both in North America and abroad, prospects are rising for a new gas age, one in which the U.S. may be self-sufficient for a least a century. Drawing upon his extensive experience and major briefings presented worldwide, Dr. Moors provides both general and specialist audiences with the latest developments, prospects, and concerns. Among the major issues addressed are:

  • How shale gas, coal bed methane and tight gas transform the energy balance

  • Why the U.S. leads the world in these new developments

  • The impact on energy, economic and policy choices worldwide

Protecting Integrity: Avoiding Risk in the Global Marketplace

Developing and implementing an integrated plan to combat global market risk is an essential component of any organizational plan, especially during the current unstable market. Yet, less than 20 percent of corporations or public sector entities have any risk-management approach to protect reputation. Without a plan, organizational identity is in jeopardy and that could prove fatal. As executive managing partner of Risk Management Associates International, Dr. Moors has pioneered innovative and interactive strategies to manage reputational risk. In his presentations, workshops and seminars for corporate and government leaders worldwide, he shares the following:

  • How to develop successful risk management strategies

  • What risk factors need to be integrated into an international market plan

  • Why reputation is not a tradable commodity


What US-Iran tensions mean for oil market

Kent Moors of Energy Capital Research Group and DJ Peterson of Longview Global Advisors join CNBC's "Closing Bell" to discuss the oil markets.

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