The West Virginia University College of Engineering and Mineral Resources is hosting William “Bill” McCartney, WVU Foundation Board member and energy trader with Vitol Capital Management, at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 4.

McCartney’s lecture, “Marcellus Shale: Alternative Ideas for Career Opportunities,” will be held in room G102 of the Engineering Sciences Building. The lecture is part of the WVU CEMR Distinguished Lecturer Series. It is free and open to the public.

McCartney received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from WVU in 1995. He began his career as a system planning engineer with CNG Transmission (now Dominion Transmission) and later began trading natural gas at CNG Energy Services. Since moving to Houston in 1998, McCartney has worked for some of the leading companies in energy trading including Pacific Gas & Electric, Texaco, and El Paso, managing significant natural gas asset portfolios.

He currently manages a crude oil and natural gas derivatives portfolio. Since 2004, McCartney has held several positions at Vitol, including leading the acquisition and eventual sale of natural gas storage and transportation assets valued at more than $250 million.



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Mary C. Dillon
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