IHS MarkitVice President & Chief Strategist, Natural Gas Liquids
Dr. Walt Hart is a Vice President at IHS Markit, where he is the lead subject matter expert for global Natural Gas Liquids. Based in the company’s office in Houston’s Energy Corridor, Walt joined IHS when they acquired the international energy consulting firm Purvin & Gertz in 2011.
Dr. Hart is the lead expert for the IHSM worldwide NGL multi-client subscription services, and he leads the three annual international LPG Seminars in the US, Asia and Latin America. He has also designed and taught workshops and training courses. His proprietary studies have involved business analysis and strategy, market studies, forecasting, valuations and legal support. He works primarily in the area of natural gas liquids, but also has significant experience in petrochemical feedstocks and alternative fuels.
Prior to joining Purvin & Gertz in 2006, Walt spent 14 years at The Dow Chemical Company / Union Carbide as well as two years at Owens Corning Fiberglas. He held positions in process engineering, technical sales, research and development, finance and strategic planning. He has also taught at the undergraduate level.
Dr. Hart received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering in 1986 from Notre Dame, an MBA from the University of Charleston, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from West Virginia University. He is a registered Professional Engineer and a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He represents IHSM on the World LPG Association Industry Council, and serves as an Ambassador for the WLPGA Women in LPG Global Network.