Matthew Bernstein is an Analyst on the Upstream team at Rystad Energy whose expertise includes macro forecasting and operator benchmarking of shale companies operating in the Haynesville region. He leads Rystad Energy’s quarterly analysis of US onshore operators’ reporting and guidance, and co-authors the monthly Shale Trends Report, focusing on gas productivity. Matthew has featured as a speaker at numerous webinars and external industry events, often assessing the impact of government policy on the US energy industry. Prior to joining Rystad Energy, Matthew worked in the financial sector for investment banks including RBC Capital Markets and UBS. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in International Politics and International Business from Georgetown University.
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Mr. Coyle earned an LL.M. in Law & Government from American University in 2006, and a J.D. in Integrated Trial Advocacy from Temple University in 2005, where he served as an officer and member of the Moot Court Honor Society. He graduated from Lehigh University in 2000, earning a B.A. with Highest Honors in International Relations.
Prior to rejoining Babst Calland, he worked for a prominent Washington, D.C.-based energy, environmental and natural resources law firm.
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Jim Curry is the Managing Shareholder of the Firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Jim is an energy lawyer with years of experience in government service and private practice helping clients navigate difficult regulatory and strategic challenges throughout the energy sector. His clients include pipelines, utilities, energy producers, LNG terminals, investors, technology companies, chemical makers, and hydrogen infrastructure developers. Jim takes a pragmatic, business-minded approach, informed by an understanding of the energy markets and regulatory policy. Applying his experience from day-to-day safety regulatory counseling, dozens of enforcement matters, internal and government investigations, rulemakings, energy projects and in appellate litigation, Jim identifies and executes creative legal and strategic pathways to help clients achieve their objectives.
Jim started his career in energy and transportation safety as an attorney the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). Since departing government service, he has broadened his practice to include counseling on other DOT modal safety programs, including the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Jim also advises clients on National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) accident investigations, Government Accountability Office (GAO) audits and in state regulatory proceedings. Through this cross-cutting safety regulatory work, he has developed first-hand experience with many energy-related national safety and engineering codes and standards, including those for pipelines, utility-scale battery energy storage systems, and LNG facilities. Together, these experiences have given Jim a unique understanding of safety and regulatory risk management, corporate safety culture and how each bears on credibility and the bottom line.
Jim serves as a member of the Firm’s Energy Management Team and in a number of its energy-related practice groups. He is a frequent speaker at energy conferences and has published numerous articles on energy law and policy.
Nicholas J. DeIuliis has served as a Director and the Chief Executive Officer of CNX Resources Corporation since May 7, 2014. He was appointed President of the Company on February 23, 2011. Including the period prior to the separation of CONSOL Energy Inc. into two separate companies, Mr. DeIuliis has more than 30 years of experience with the Company and in that time has held the positions of President and Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President - Strategic Planning, and earlier in his career various engineering positions. He was a Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of CNX Gas Corporation from its creation in 2005 through 2009. Mr. DeIuliis is a registered engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a member of the Pennsylvania bar.
Prior to his appointment as President and CEO, Mr. Dugan served Olympus as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from January to September 2020. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at CNX Resources Corporation and held the same position at CONSOL Energy until the companies separated in 2017. Prior to joining CNX, Mr. Dugan worked at Chesapeake Energy for seven years, holding various positions including Vice President of the Appalachia South Business Unit, Senior Asset Manager, and District Manager. Mr. Dugan began his career at Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation and was later employed by Equitable Production Company (EQT). Mr. Dugan holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering with a Petroleum Option from the University of Pittsburgh. He is also a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Kevin Garber is a shareholder in the Environmental and Energy and Natural Resources groups of Babst Calland, practicing out of the firm’s Pittsburgh and State College offices. Mr. Garber concentrates much of his practice in the areas of natural resources law and water law. He represents mining and oil and gas companies, including those developing unconventional gas reserves, on a broad range of environmental issues including permitting, water supply and treatment and resource development. Mr. Garber has extensive environmental litigation experience representing clients before the Environmental Hearing Board in Pennsylvania and in trial and appellate courts. In administrative proceedings, he has represented clients challenging permits, contesting civil penalties and compliance orders, and defending against challenges brought by citizens’ groups, among other matters. Mr. Garber regularly counsels oil and gas production, midstream, storage and transportation companies on federal, state and local environmental regulations affecting their operations, and he negotiates environmental provisions in transactions involving natural resources. He counsels mining clients on a wide range of environmental matters affecting the mining industry, such as water and air permits, bonding and treatment trusts. Mr. Garber also regularly handles NPDES permitting matters and appeals; defends citizens’ suits under the federal Clean Water Act and similar state laws; and represents landowners and others with respect to groundwater protection issues. He leads the firm’s municipal environmental services practice area in which a substantial part of his practice concentrates on sewage facility planning and permitting, storm water management and related development issues facing developers, municipalities and municipal authorities. He serves as special environmental counsel to many municipalities, authorities and developers in western Pennsylvania.
Mr. Garber’s practice also covers the cleanup and redevelopment of industrial sites under federal and state hazardous waste and brownfields laws. In Pennsylvania, for example, he regularly counsels clients in the purchase, sale and cleanup of property using Act 2 to address environmental concerns. He also conducts and reviews environmental audits of various types of industrial, commercial and mining properties for buyers, sellers, lenders and trustees, and negotiates environmental provisions of transactions, contracts and deeds.
In addition, Mr. Garber also practices intellectual property law. He is a registered patent attorney and prosecutes trademark applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
John Guoynes is Vice President of Business Development for E3 Energy Services, a solution- based compression and midstream service provider. John has over 35 years of experience in oil and gas engineering and operations including: President of Big North Consulting, Director of Production and Operations at Rice Energy and Engineering Manager for CNX Gas. He has a broad expertise in both upstream and midstream sectors of unconventional and conventional assets including production optimization, reservoir management, gas storage and enhanced oil recovery. He is currently involved with a variety of ventures for oil, natural gas and NGL’s including practical solutions for decarbonization.
He is a graduate Petroleum Engineer from Oklahoma State University with an MBA and has authored numerous publications and served on several Oil and Gas committees including an appointment to a State Oil and Gas Regulatory Board.
Ms. Diana O. Hoff, BSc (Petroleum Engineering) has been Vice President of Operations of Antero Midstream GP LP and Antero Resources Midstream Management LLC since 2018. Ms. Hoff is Vice President of Operations of Antero Midstream Partners GP LLC, the general partner of Antero Midstream Partners LP since June 2017.Ms. Hoff has been Vice President of Operations of Antero Resources Corporation since June 2017. She was Chief Executive Officer of US based The Unconventional Group from 2015 to 2017. Ms. Hoff served as Vice President of Technical Engineering and Innovation at Santos Ltd., and served as its Vice President of Technical and Engineering. She was responsible for drilling and completions, projects, surface engineering, safety and environment at Santos. She is a petroleum engineer with 30 years of international and Australian upstream oil and gas experience in technical and executive roles from Drilling Foreman to Engineer, Manager, General Manager, Vice President and Chief Executive Officer. She has held line accountability for drilling and completions for significant proportions of her career. She also has held corporate responsibility for environment, health and safety, major projects (up to $18.5 billion), innovation and development of engineering communities and engineering standards. She has participated in significant stakeholder engagement, media interviews and presentations to investors, regulators and public audiences. She joined Santos in 2010 as General Manager Drilling and Completions. She previously held positions with several oil and gas companies including Chevron, Amoco, Basin Exploration, Amoco Production Company, Barrett Resources/Williams Production and Questar. Ms. Hoff's career has included drilling and completions operations, engineering and management and production management with significant focus on regulatory processes including environmental approvals, stakeholder engagement and mitigations to lessen impacts to air quality, water quality and surface disturbance. She served as a Non-Executive Director of MEC Resources Limited since July 21, 2017. She was appointed by the Minister of Industry to the Council of the Australian Institute of Marine Science in 2014, which also included appointment to its audit committee in 2015. Ms. Hoff holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering (magna cum laude) from Marietta College.
Chris Kalnin is the CEO & Founder, and a Board Member of BKV Corporation. Prior to founding BKV, Chris was VP Strategic Business Operations and Planning at Level 3 Communications (now CenturyLink). His previous roles also include executive at Thailand’s national oil and gas company (PTTEP), and prior to that, consultant with McKinsey & Company. He started his career as a financial analyst with Credit Suisse First Boston.
Chris has an MBA from Northwestern University at the Kellogg School of Management, where he graduated summa cum laude. He has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario at the Richard Ivey School of Business, where he graduated with distinction.
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Mr. Masciantonio began his career with U. S. Steel in 1989 as an attorney in the arbitration section of the company’s corporate labor relations department at its headquarters in Pittsburgh. In 1994, he was named department manager of labor relations, workers’ compensation and productivity improvement at the Mon Valley Works Clairton Plant, the largest coke production facility in North America.
In 1995, Mr. Masciantonio accepted an appointment by then Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge. He served as director of the governor’s Office of Labor-Management Cooperation. Two years later, the governor appointed him as the Deputy Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. In his role as Deputy Secretary, Mr. Masciantonio served as a senior advisor to Gov. Ridge and represented the governor before business, labor and government on all matters impacting labor-management relations and workplace safety in the Commonwealth.
In 2001, Mr. Masciantonio returned to United States Steel Corporation as manager of government affairs. He advanced through several promotions, and in January 2007, he was assigned the state government affairs responsibilities for all the company’s operating locations in the United States.
Mr. Masciantonio serves on the Board of Directors for several organizations, including; Pittsburgh Works Together, the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, and the Ohio Steel Council. He also serves as the industry Co-Chairman of the Pennsylvania Steel Alliance and as the industry Co Chairman of the Minnesota Iron Ore Alliance. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the National Museum of Industrial History, the St. Vincent College McKenna School of Policy and Government, the Bridge Education Foundation, and the Clelian Heights School for Exceptional Children. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
Mr. Masciantonio is a graduate of St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa., where he received a bachelor’s degree in political science. He also holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Affairs and a law degree from the Capital University Law School. He and his wife, Kelly, reside in Jeannette, Pa. and are the proud parents of three children.
Emily McClain is a Senior Analyst on Rystad Energy’s Gas Market research team in Houston. She is responsible for providing natural gas expertise focused on the North American gas market. Her responsibilities include coverage of the upstream, midstream and downstream gas sectors as well as pricing analysis across different North American price hubs. Prior to joining Rystad Energy, Emily held various technical roles with IHS Markit, Williams and Shell. She holds an MS in Geology from West Virginia University.
Toby Z. Rice was named President and Chief Executive Officer in July 2019, when he also was elected to EQT’s Board of Directors. Since May 2018, Toby has served as a Partner at Rice Investment Group, a multi-strategy fund investing in all verticals of the oil and gas sector. From October 2013 until its acquisition by EQT in November 2017, Toby was President, Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Rice Energy. Previously, he served in a number of positions with Rice Energy, its affiliates and predecessor entities – beginning in February 2007 – including President and Chief Executive Officer of a predecessor entity from February 2008 through September 2013.
Gary Steinbauer is a shareholder in the Environmental Group of Babst Calland. Mr. Steinbauer advises clients on a wide variety of matters arising under major federal and state environmental regulatory programs. He provides strategic advice on permitting matters, day-to-day compliance needs, government investigations, and enforcement actions. Mr. Steinbauer regularly works with companies in the chemical, mining, metals, oil and gas, petroleum refining, power generation and distribution, and other industrial sectors.
Mr. Steinbauer devotes a significant portion of his practice to advising clients on issues arising under the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and related state programs regulating air emissions and wastewater discharges. He handles air and water permitting matters and appeals and helps clients facing federal and state enforcement actions.
Prior to joining Babst Calland, Mr. Steinbauer served as an attorney in Region 5 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. While at the U.S. EPA, he handled civil enforcement matters brought under major federal environmental laws, including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, and Toxic Substances and Control Act. Mr. Steinbauer also advised EPA on permitting matters arising under the Clean Air Act’s Title V program and the Clean Water Act’s NPDES program.
Mr. Steinbauer earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Toledo College of Law and graduated from the Ohio University with a B.S. in Environmental Biology.
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