London Gas & LNG Forum Past Distinguished Speakers Include


Frederick Lawrence

Vice President, Economics & International Affairs, Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA)
United States

Frederick Lawrence is the Vice President for Economics and International Affairs at the Independent Petroleum Association of America where he has worked since 1999. The IPAA is the national association that represents approximately 7,000 independent crude oil and natural gas explorers in the US. He provides industry analysis and statistics to membership, Congressional and Administration staff, media, and public including the Declaration of Independents oil analysis, state-level data in the Oil and Gas Producing Industry in Your State and the International Primer. He serves as staff liaison for the International and Supply & Demand Committees. 

Fred has been published or quoted in major publications including The Financial Times, The Economist, Forbes, Business Week, Worth Magazine, Far Eastern Economic Review, America’s Independent, The International Resource Journal, Christian Science Monitor, World Energy, The American Oil and Gas Reporter, the Associated Press, Reuters, Dow Jones, Argus Energy and others. 

Previously, he served as Assistant Program Officer of the International Republican Institute’s Asia Division, focusing on political and economic development initiatives in Mongolia, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, and Indonesia. 

He received a B.A. in Asian history with honors from Middlebury College in 1992 and a Masters of Science (MSc.) in International Political Economics from the London School of Economics in 1999.