Michael Panas – Managing Consultant

Michael is a seasoned specialist in the NGL/LPG/Ammonia industries, focusing on supply/demand dynamics, commercial strategies, and shipping.

With a career spanning almost two decades, he has spearheaded numerous global projects, delving into critical areas such as commercial aspects & strategies, supply/demand & shipping analysis, and forecasting of prices and freight rates.

Michael embarked on his journey in the gas market in 2005 within the Greek shipping industry, gaining invaluable insights into maritime operations. From 2007 to 2017, he honed his expertise at Poten & Partners, initially as an LPG senior consultant and later as the manager of the NGL/LPG consulting practice. As an NGL/LPG/Ammonia advisor, Michael has played a pivotal role in advising clients on a wide array of topics, including economics, investment valuation, strategic analysis, infrastructure development, due diligence, and marketing strategies. His proficiency extends to crafting comprehensive business plans and strategies tailored to meet the diverse needs of his clientele.

A native of Greece, Michael holds a BSc in Shipping, Trade, and Transport Economics from the University of the Aegean, complemented by an MSc in Project Analysis, Finance, and Investment from the University of York. His expertise is further showcased through his frequent participation as a speaker at various international NGL conferences, contributing insights and thought leadership to industry discussions.

Based in Houston, Michael continues to drive innovation and excellence in the NGL/LPG/Ammonia sector, leveraging his extensive experience and strategic acumen to deliver impactful solutions for his clients worldwide.

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