Hart Energy Consulting

Hat Energy Consulting GlobeHart Energy Research & Consulting is a division of Hart Energy. Created in 1983, it is recognized for its in-depth global knowledge of the energy industry. Products include multi-client services and electronic member portals, market and analytical studies, tailored single-client consulting, and outreach/educational and training services for the worldwide automotive, refining, and transportation fuels marketplace.

Multi-client consulting services include the International Fuel Quality (IFQC), the Global Biofuels Center, World Refining & Fuels Services (WRFS), and the Alternative Fuels Service.

Hart Energy Research & Consulting provides its expertise to

  • The world's leading national oil companies, including Petrobras, Petronas, Reliance,  Saudi Aramco and Sinopec;
  • Top Fortune 500 multi-national energy companies, including BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Hess, Petroplus, Shell and Total;
  • Investors and financial institutions including Citigroup, Merrill Lynch and Nasdaq;
  • Engineering companies and technology providers including Axens, Criterion, Fluor, Lubrizol, UOP and CDTECH;
  • Automotive companies including GM, Honda, Peugeot SA, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo;
  • Key international organizations including OPEC, CEN, EIA, ASTM, JCAP, ISO, METI, APEC, UNPCFV;
  • Governmental bodies including U.S. EPA, Chinese EPA, Vietnamese government, EU Commission, EU Parliament, U.S. DOE, White House CEQ, Australian DEWR, South African DME, GCC Standards Organization;

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Its international team of consultants located in many international cities including Houston, New York, London, Washington, Brussels, and Singapore, cumulates over 160 years experience in the energy industry, speaks over 20 different languages and is backed up by an authoritative advisory team of energy and transportation industry professionals

Hart Energy Research & Consulting experts gather, analyze, and provide you accurate data from over 150 countries on

  • Tax, Policy & Legislative information
  • Production Capacities, Supply & Demand forecasts
  • Blending and Quality Specifications

Our products and services allow our clients to receive accurate data and analysis through access to

  • Easy-to-use online databases
  • Regular email alerts on new market developments
  • State, Country, and Regional Analysis
  • In-depth Research and Reporting on key industry topics
  • Meetings, webinars and interviews with key industry and government personalities

Meet the Experts

Tammy Klein
Tammy Klein
Senior Vice President, Head of Hart Energy Consulting Division, Global Biofuels Center & Americas
Liisa Kiuru
Liisa Kiuru-Griffith
Executive Director, Client Services
Terrence S. Higgins
Terrence S. Higgins
Executive Director, Refining and Special Projects

Services

Multi-client consulting services include the International Fuel Quality (IFQC), the Global Biofuels Center, World Refining & Fuels Services (WRFS), and the Alternative Fuels Service.

IFQC International Fuel Quality Center
An internationally renowned provider of market and regulatory data, fuels specifications and public policy trends on both conventional and alternative fuels. Created in 1998, it is relied upon as a reference source by over 100 organizations worldwide, and especially by car companies and petroleum producers for import/export of vehicles and fuels and to adapt their technologies to future market and regulatory developments.
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BioFuels  Global Biofuels Center
Provides timely and accurate data with respect to biofuel feedstocks, emerging technologies, quality specifications and regulations, and vehicle technology developments related to biofuels, to over 65 member companies worldwide.
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WRFS World Refining & Fuels Service
Provides supply & demand current figures and projections through an annual "Global Crude, Refining & Clean Transportation Fuels Outlook".
Hart's analysis has been used as reference data in OPEC's Annual Outlook since 2004.
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ISEE Alternative Fuels Service
Launched in 2010 to cover the growing market of CNG, LPG and the emergence of electric vehicles.
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Hart's Governmental Affairs team has developed an excellent network of contacts within state and federal governments and the energy markets, and the unmatched ability to maintain up-to-the-minute knowledge of legislative and/or regulatory initiatives. Services include:

  • Issue identification, monitoring and reporting;
  • Regulatory and legislative impact analysis and outreach;
  • Strategic planning;
  • Representation for individual clients at the state, federal, and international levels;
  • And development of innovative partnerships and coalitions.

Advisory Board Members

Donald L. Paul Donald L. Paul, Executive Director, University of Southern California Energy Institute, and former Chief Technology Officer at Chevron.
William K. Reilly William K. Reilly, former U.S.EPA Administrator


C. Boyden Gray C. Boyden Gray, former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union
James A. Slutz James A. Slutz, President, Managing Director, Global Energy Strategies LLC
Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Energy Former Chair Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF)
Heidi Hautala Heidi Hautala, Member of the Finnish Parliament, Former President of the European Parliament Green Group
John P. Weyant Prof. John P.Weyant, Precourt Institute, Stanford University, California, USA
Humberto Vainieri Humberto Vainieri, President of Vainieri Consulting
Previously held posts as: Senior Vice President, Global Refining, BP; President & CEO, UOP; Senior Vice President – R&D and Engineering, Yukos.
Roger Listenberger Roger Listenberger, Advisor, North American Ethanol & Logistics
  Dr. Gérard Belot. G.Belot Consulting, former director for the activities of fuels, depollution and combustion, PSA Peugeot Citroën
  B.D. Ghosh, Director, Centre for High Technology, India

Hart Energy Consulting team of global experts has extensive experience of providing government with policy and technical assistance for the development of clean fuels programs, as well as giving the private sector insight into current and future legislative and regulatory trends and their potential impact on the industry.

Governmental Affairs

John Kneiss John Kneiss
Director, Governmental Affairs, Regulatory & Environmental Services
Phone: +1.703.891.4812
jkneiss@hartenergy.com
John Kneiss holds a bachelor's in biology from Wilkes University, Pennsylvania, U.S., and a master's in environmental sciences and engineering from the School of Civil Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, U.S. Kneiss' career includes nearly 20 years of experience with fuel-related regulatory, technical and energy policy issues. He served for 10 years as the vice president, regulatory and technical affairs, for the Oxygenated Fuels Association Inc. (OFA), in Washington, D.C., where he directed and managed the association's scientific, technical and regulatory activities related to oxygenates, and he developed and coordinated strategic initiatives that support and advance the benefits of oxygenates. Kneiss' responsibilities include managing litigation initiatives and defense involving water impacts and air protection. As executive director of the Clean Transportation Advisory Council, his advisory activities included developing strategic options to address regulatory proposals and analyzing risk potential involving litigation on fuels issues.

Hart's Governmental Affairs team has developed and maintains an excellent network of contacts within state and federal governments and the energy markets.These professional relationships, coupled with Hart's constant reporting on every aspect of the global energy industry, afford us the unmatched ability to maintain up-to-the-minute knowledge of legislative and/or regulatory initiatives. Services include:

  • Issue identification, monitoring and reporting;
  • Regulatory and legislative impact analysis and outreach;
  • Strategic planning;
  • Representation for individual clients at the state, federal, and international levels;
  • And development of innovative partnerships and coalitions.

Previous and current work include:

  • Developed and maintain legislative and regulatory issues calendar and tracking system for domestic and international refining company.
  • Prepared special reports that analyzed direct impacts of proposed legislation on refinery company's product lines and outputs.
  • Conducted in-depth briefings to senior management of international oil & gas development and refining company on U.S. specific energy and climate change legislative issues that helped with strategic plans.
  • Provided advanced intelligence about significant tax code changes in proposed legislation allowing a refining company to determine its best approach on product use.

Government Technical Assistance - Case Studies

Consultancy service for the devlopement of bio-energy standards, policies and implementation plans in Singapore

Project conducted by Hart Energy Consulting for the Energy Market Authority (EMA) of Singapore to undertake the above service and in particular to focus on:

  • Establishing national standards for liquid biofuels
  • Evaluating the strategic implications of the implementation of bioenergy in Singapore and
  • Determine the potential of first, second and third generation bioenergy in Singapore.

Technical Assistance to the Organization of American States (OAS) for Biofuels Market Development in El Salvador and the Dominican Republic

Project conducted in partnership with ESG Consulting under the U.S-Brazil Biofuels MOU to advance introduction of
biofuels for domestic, vehicular use in El Salvador and Dominican Republic.

documentsFor El Salvador, Hart Energy Consulting was in charge of the following tasks:

  • Analyzing urban air quality impacts.
  • Developing recommendations regarding fuel testing.
  • Establishing the least cost approach to achieving a correctly formulated gasoline blendstock.
  • Conducting E10 ImplementationWorkshop.
  • Project Completion: August 2009


For the Dominican Republic, Hart Energy Consulting was in charge of the following tasks:

  • Developing fuel standards, testing and quality control.
  • Developing a plan for collection and storage of ethanol.
  • Assessing GHG Emissions Reduction.
  • Conducting E10 ImplementationWorkshop.
  • Project Completion: September 2009

For further information contact:


Dr. Michael Warren
Executive Director, Global Strategic Research
Phone: +1.713.260.6440
mwarren@hartenergy.com