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Eleanor Budds

Director, Oil Markets, Midstream and Downstream

Eleanor Budds is a Director of Research and Analysis in Oil Markets and Downstream group at S&P Global Commodity Insights.

Eleanor has 14 years' experience in oil market analysis. She currently leads the European downstream research team and is a key member of the global short-term forecasting team. Amongst other topics, Eleanor has developed expertise in short-and long-term oil product price and refining margin forecasting, energy and environmental policy and regulation at EU and national country level, competitive dynamics in the marketing sector, crude oil markets, and oil company performance and strategies. She has contributed to a number of deep-dive consulting projects, notably assessing biofuels markets in Europe, carrying out a strategic analysis of a major European pipeline, and evaluating a retail marketing investment opportunity for a financial investor.

Eleanor has a Bachelor's degree in English, and a MSc in Environmental Policy, in addition to a postgraduate qualification in conflict and international development. She speaks fluent English and French.