Austin Rial

PE Senior NGL Analyst at S&P Global Platts

Austin Rial is a Senior NGL Analyst at S&P Global Platts, where Austin provides thought leadership and unique insights into the global natural gas liquids and petrochemical feedstock markets, including North American, Middle Eastern, and Asian markets. Additionally, Austin is the lead analyst for the Canadian NGL market, covering the growing production from western Canadian shale gas development, the transformation in export and petrochemical demand markets, and the resulting impacts on prices.  Before starting with S&P Global, Austin spent ten years working in the global energy industry, including the gas processing and crude refining sectors in North America, unconventional gas and petrochemical development planning in Saudi Arabia, and offshore gas development in Southeast Asia.  Austin holds a Master's Degree in Mineral and Energy Economics from the Colorado School of Mines, as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado, and is a licensed Professional Chemical Engineering in the State of Colorado.