Name Dr Yvonne Barton
Position Senior Associate and Director of Training
Location Rome
Introduction With an extensive background in the international gas industry and corporate finance, Yvonne has been based in Italy for more than 15 years.
Expertise A specialist in the development of LNG receiving and regasification facilities; gas and LNG supply sourcing; sale & purchase agreements. She is also an expert in downstream gas markets and regulation. Fluent in Italian with a deep knowledge of the Italian gas market.
Previous Employers BG Italia SpA, British Gas Asia Pacific, BG Exploration, BP Exploration, University of British Columbia
Recent Assignments
  • Advisor to Klaipedos Nafta, Lithuania, developing a Floating Regasification and Storage Unit LNG terminal, including market analysis, marketing plan, LNG supply pricing and sources, price formula, regulatory issues, Terminal Access Code and ongoing staff training.
  • Advisor to a Far Eastern trading house to provide an assessment of European gas markets, with special focus on Italy, as a destination for gas supply from the Caspian Sea. Included supply-demand and price forecasts, with competing supplies and LNG.
  • Advisor to an international upstream major on markets for gas exports from the Eastern Mediterranean, including Italy, Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Jordan and the Balkans.
  • Advisor to an Australian utility on Security of Natural Gas Supply. A Study of European and North American gas market regulations, showing how the appropriate cost recovery mechanism for costs associated with enhancement of security of supply is influenced by market design.
  • ECC programmes of Training courses, which cover a wide range of commercial skills and knowledge with public courses and in-house workshops held in 20 countries worldwide.