Speaker Name
Walt Hart
Job Title
Americas Olefins Lead

During the past 17 years, Dr. Walt Hart has worked as a consultant and researcher in the chemical and energy industries, with a focus on petrochemical feedstocks and NGLs. Prior to leading Americas Olefins, he led the Industry Executive Advisory efforts for S&P Global Fuels, Chemicals and Resources in Europe and Africa; and earlier he served as Global NGL/LPG Business Lead and Chief Strategist, wherein he led subscription services, bespoke consulting, three annual international conferences and training workshops. During the previous 14 years at The Dow Chemical Company/ Union Carbide and 2 years at Owens Corning Fiberglas, he worked in ethylene feedstock optimization, process engineering, technical sales, R&D, finance, and strategic planning. He has taught at the undergraduate level.

Dr. Hart is a registered professional engineer and a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He holds a BS, chemical engineering from the University of Notre Dame, an MBA from the University of Charleston, and a PhD, chemical engineering from West Virginia University.


This presentation will evaluate many of the Energy Transition and Sustainability forces that are shaping future olefins feed slates, and will give a feel for the risks inherent in a feed slate projection.