Chris has spent his entire working career in the oil industry split roughly two-thirds as an oil journalist and one-third as a planner/market analyst within the industry.
He became editor of Petroleum Review in June 1997 having edited Petroleum Economist for the previous three years. Prior to that he had eight years working for the Saudis as an oil market analyst in London.
Chris started his working career in 1970 as a long-term planner for BP and then joined Petroleum Times as a journalist just before the first oil crisis of 1973/74. In the late 1970s he edited Offshore Services, an offshore magazine.
As well as writing extensively for a range of oil industry related publications he has also broadcast on radio and TV on oil and gas subjects. One of the founder members of the ASPO group he has a great interest in oil depletion and its consequences.