Adjunct Senior Research Scholar and Advisory Board Member, CGEP
Marianne Kah is an Adjunct Senior Research Scholar and Advisory Board Member at the Center on Global Energy Policy. She had been the Chief Economist of ConocoPhillips at its Houston headquarters for 25 years where she was responsible for developing the company’s market outlooks for oil and natural gas, and was the company’s expert in scenario planning. She also communicated her views to numerous external stakeholders, including Energy Ministers, legislators, think tanks and governments.
Prior to ConocoPhillips, Ms. Kah was the Manager of Corporate Planning at Cabot Corporation in Boston and a Coordinator of Strategic Planning at Conoco in Houston. Prior to that she was a Policy Analyst at the Energy and Minerals Division of the Government Accountability Office where she led various energy policy studies for the U.S. Senate Energy Committee and House Fossil and Synthetic Fuels Subcommittee.
She has been the President of the U.S. Association for Energy Economics and has been awarded a Senior Fellow award by that organization. She also chaired the American Petroleum Institute’s Committee on Economics and Statistics and is currently co-chairing the Energy Roundtable for the National Association for Business Economics.
She is currently a Director and Audit and Finance and Technology Committee member of ATI and a Director and Audit Committee member of PGS. She is also a Director of Houston Grand Opera and Vice-Chairman of Houston Grand Opera’s Endowment Fund.
Ms. Kah has a B.S. from Cornell University and Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.
The transportation sector is responsible for more than half of global oil demand, with passenger vehicles and trucks making up by far the largest fraction.
A critical question to emerge from the oil demand crash in 2020 caused by the global pandemic is whether it marked the beginning of an inexorable decline in consumption of the fossil fuel that could significantly speed up government efforts to meet net zero carbon targets.