Julian Lee is Bloomberg’s London-based oil strategist, writing primarily for terminal clients, where he has been since June 2014. He provides ‘real-time analysis’ of breaking news in the oil sector and has recently covered the impact of events in Iran, Iraq and Libya on oil markets, movements in global crude oil prices and OPEC’s historic production agreement with non-OPEC countries. Julian also contributes a weekly column for Bloomberg’s Opinion, published on Sunday mornings. Julian’s opinions are frequently quoted on other Bloomberg channels and he continues to be sought by other media organisations.
Prior to joining Bloomberg, Julian worked for 25 years at the Centre for Global Energy Studies, the energy think tank founded and chaired by former Saudi Arabian oil minister, Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani. Throughout his time there, Julian analysed and published on the economics and geopolitics of oil and gas in the Middle East, Africa and the Former Soviet Union. His studies for the CGES included an assessment of the impact of geopolitics on oil production, the challenges faced in Saudi Arabia and a wide variety of work on the oil and gas industries of the former Soviet countries.