3rd Washington Oil & Gas Forum 2017 Early Distinguished Confirmed Speakers


Bud Coote

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council

Bud Coote is a senior fellow with the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center. He recently retired from the Central Intelligence Agency as the Agency’s leading international energy analyst and a key adviser to senior US officials on a wide array of global energy issues. He helped to establish and build the CIA’s energy program dating back to the early 1970s, producing actionable intelligence that directly supported and helped shape decisions made by US policy officials, foreign officials, and private companies. Recent publications include an Atlantic Council report on Surging Liquefied Natural Gas Trade, How US Exports Will Benefit European and Global Gas Supply Diversity, Competition, and Security; Key Risks Companies Face in Petroleum Investment and Operations.co-authored with Karl Hopkins of Dentons; and The Caspian Sea and Southern Gas Corridor, A View from Russia. His most recent paper on the US Liquefied Natural Gas Exports Outlook will be issued in early June.