Marcellus Catalano is a director with the BRG Energy & Climate practice, based in Houston.

He is a seasoned international entrepreneur, consultant, and energy commodity trader. He has over twenty years of financial and managerial experience with global Fortune 500 institutions and small private-trading companies. He has eighteen years of liquefied natural gas (LNG) experience, including with supplier and buyer operations. Further, he has been a trusted independent advisor on LNG policy for US government entities including the Senate Committee Energy Committee, Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and US states including California and Louisiana.

Mr. Catalano was instrumental in developing the trading operations and marketing strategy for a major global energy operator during the company’s expansion from 2008 to 2013. He led the firm’s economics for the State of Qatar and started a sport cargo trading and optimization team. During his LNG trading career, he has held prominent roles in over 240 transactions with an estimated value of over $200 billion in energy trades.

Mr. Catalano’s professional experience spans over forty countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. He offers direct energy market experience in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Poland, Russia, Turkey, Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Qatar, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Nigeria, Angola, South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique, India, Pakistan, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei, Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, among others.

Employment History

Travalan Energy LLC
Commercial officer, LNG & oil products
2014 – 2019

Managing director, LNG, Translux Limited DIFC
2017 – 2019

Sempra LNG
Commercial development manager, LNG
2013 – 2014

Qatargas Operating Co.
Senior LNG marketer, economist, LNG & oil
2008 – 2013

Alea Trading LLC
Director, LNG
2002 – 2008

Keane Inc.
Senior consultant, financial trade systems
1998 – 2000

Chicago Mercantile Exchange Floor
Trader, commodities
1996 – 1998

Lind Waldock & Co.
Analyst, commodities
1995 – 1996

Professional Affiliations

Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
Distinguished member

Areas of Expertise


Tulane University
MBA, Finance, Management

Arizona State University
BS, Agribusiness, International Business