Senior Analyst, Global Energy and Natural Resources
Area of Expertise: Politics of global gas (LNG and pipelines), geopolitics of energy
Leslie Palti-Guzman focuses on global natural gas markets, both cross-border pipeline politics and liquefied natural gas (LNG), with a particular emphasis on geopolitics, suppliers' export strategies, pricing evolution, and regulatory framework. Her expertise is global with a strong regional focus on North America, Asia, Russia, Qatar, Eastern Mediterranean, and the EU.
Prior to joining Eurasia Group, Leslie was the senior natural gas and LNG correspondent at Energy Intelligence Group in New York. She covered LNG markets in the Atlantic Basin, European unconventional gas, and European security of gas supply. Her articles were published in the company's several publications, including World Gas Intelligence, International Oil Daily, Petroleum Intelligence Weekly, and Energy Compass. During her graduate studies, Leslie interned in the political affairs department at the Delegation of the European Commission in Washington, DC, and at Foreign Policy as an editorial assistant. She has also worked for French broadcasting channel TV5, where she interviewed key French policymakers. Leslie appears regularly in the media as an expert commentator on global gas politics, with television appearances on networks such as BNN, and is widely cited in publications including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Reuters, Dow Jones, CNN Money, Associated Press, Platts, and Interfax. Leslie often serves as a featured speaker at energy conferences and events across the globe.
Leslie holds an MA in International Affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, where she studied international law and business and wrote her master's thesis on the geopolitics of energy. Leslie also holds both an MA and BA in Political Science and International Affairs from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris, with a focus on European Studies and Security Studies. Leslie has lived in Paris, Madrid, Boston, Washington, DC, and New York. She is fluent in French and Spanish.