Senior Member Profile

Alan M. Herbst has over 20 years experience in energy market fundamental analysis, infrastructure
development, commodity pricing, commercial trading and risk management in the oil, natural gas
and power sectors. In recent years, Alan has focused his efforts on: shale gas, LNG and oil sands
development, renewable energy, nuclear power, distributed generation and environmental/regulatory
issues. He has also acted as a shale gas production expert witness in New York State Bankruptcy
Court. Alan previously held the position of US Energy Practice Manager for Datamonitor and earlier
in his career held energy analysis and consulting positions with PIRA Energy Group and Standard
& Poor's. He is the co-author of "Nuclear Energy Now," a book on US nuclear power development,
appears frequently as an on-air industry expert for various media outlets and has had more than 25
energy articles and studies published. Alan has an MBA in Finance/International Business from
New York University’s Stern School of Business and Bachelors degrees in History and Biology
from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.


Industry Affiliations:
  • Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)
  • New York Association for Energy Economics
  • International Center for Advanced Renewable
  Energy and Sustainability
Certifications:
  • Series 3 (Futures & Commodities), National Futures Association
  • Quantity & Quality Analysis of Petroleum Products, Saybolt Training Program