Peter E. Paraschos

Director, Energy and Geopolitical Risk

Peter E. Paraschos directs substantial research and reporting projects for ITTA clients concerning international petroleum energy and related risk, industrial, and policy issues.

His areas of expertise include major Middle East, North African, and Caspian Sea oil and gas producers; dynamic aspects of the North American oil and gas sector; and developments in U.S. domestic and foreign oil and gas policies.

Mr. Paraschos has over twenty years of experience in the international business and energy consulting profession.

After serving four years in the United States Marine Corps, Mr. Paraschos earned his B.A. in International Affairs from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

He received his M.A. in U.S. International Economic Policy from the School of International Service at The American University in Washington, D.C.

In the News

Paraschos, Peter, “Venezuela’s Oil Decline and American Energy Independence”, Newsletter of the US Association for Energy Economics, National Capital Area Chapter (NCAC), March 2019. (

Paraschos, Peter E. “Geopolitical Risk in the Middle East & North Africa: Shatter Belts & Great Power Rivalry" Japan Spotlight. March/April 2017: 17-20. Print. (view PDF)

Paraschos, Peter E. “The Mixed Geopolitical Implications of Low Oil Prices for Saudi Arabia, Russia & the United States” Japan Spotlight. May/June 2015: 52-55. Print. (view PDF)

Paraschos, Peter E. “American Shale Revolution: Key Aspects and Implications for Japan.” Japan Spotlight. July/Aug 2014: 26-29. Print. (view PDF)

Paraschos, Peter E. “Offshore Energy in the Levant Basin: Leaders, Laggards, and Spoilers.” Mediterranean Quarterly. 24:1: 38-56. Print. (view PDF)