Anthony J. Melling has over twenty years of natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry commercial experience with leading international energy and exploration and production (E&P) companies, plus twelve years of international consultancy experience.

He has extensive knowledge of the international gas chain, including extensive upstream, midstream, and downstream experience. He specializes in European and global natural gas and oil pricing, market dynamics, shale gas, and industry economics.

In recent years, Mr. Melling has applied these skills in expert analysis and testimony for international energy litigation and arbitration matters. He is accomplished in providing these services to law firms and large global energy companies and utilities, national energy companies, state energy agencies, independent developers, equity investors, and banks.

Mr. Melling has advised clients on large-scale energy infrastructure and commerce, including LNG, natural gas,  liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), oil, conventional power generation, and renewable energy. His experience in these fields spans the Americas, Western and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Africa, and Asia. Within these regions, he offers direct energy market experience in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy, Hungary, Slovak Republic, Serbia, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, United States, Argentina, Bolivia, Trinidad and Tobago, Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia, South Africa, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, China, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, and other countries.

Employment History

Independent consultant
2009 – 2012           

Pace Global Energy Services
Project manager/director (Fuels), International Programs
2001 – 2009           

Duke Energy
Market analysis manager, European Gas
2000 – 2001

British Gas Exploration & Production
Senior economist
1979 – 2000

1971 – 1974

Areas of Expertise


Northumbria University
BSc (honors), Physics and Economics