Ira B. Joseph is a Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy. In his full-time capacity, he manages PIRA’s European Energy Service, which includes distinct services on European natural gas and European electricity, as well as PIRA's Global LNG Service.  Ira is co-author of PIRA's 2013 Liquefied Henry Hub study as well as the 2007 Globalization of Gas study.  He also provides contributions on international gas to PIRA’s Scenario Planning Service.  Ira joined PIRA in 1999 after working at Energy Intelligence Group for over a decade as Editor-in-Chief of World Gas Intelligence and Senior Editor of Petroleum Intelligence Weekly.  With 23 years in the energy business, he has authored several books on natural gas and crude oil marketing, including EIG’s International Crude Oil Market Handbook and World Gas Handbook, as well as several articles on natural gas swaps and gas marketing strategy. Ira holds an M.A. in international economics from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a B.A. from the University of Michigan.