David Thomas is an independent LNG advisor with 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. For the last 25 years he has focused primarily on LNG trading, shipping, origination, projects and related Investments. As well as a portfolio of clients David serves on several boards and Advisory Committees
Until 2017 David ran Vitol’s global LNG business, having joined in 2006 to set up the team. Prior to Vitol, David spent 20 years at BP primarily engaged in natural gas and LNG marketing and trading activities; he jointly established BP’s LNG trading business in 1999. Previous assignments in Asia, the Middle East and Latin America included broader commercial, exploration and production roles.
David began his career in Wireline Operations with Schlumberger in West Africa. He is a member of several professional organisations and holds a BSc in Natural Sciences from the University of Kent.