Galway Group is an energy advisory firm headquartered in Houston, Texas. Founded by several former senior energy industry executives, Galway has grown into a full-service energy advisory firm with offices in Houston, Singapore, London, and Thailand.
Galway Group offers transactional and analytical support to the energy sector, from concept development, through contract negotiations, financing, risk management, and commercialization. Our expertise is based on decades of industry experience and support provided to a wide array of clients, including global Fortune 500 companies, small and medium-size enterprises, and governmental entities. The Galway team leverages its collective experience in all aspects of the energy industry to support and advise its growing base of clients in the Americas, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa to advance energy decisions.
World Class Energy Team:
Galway’s principals are seasoned Energy professionals with many years of direct industry experience, combined with extensive consulting experience in the Atlantic and Pacific Basins, and in the Middle East. Galway Energy consultants are active commentators on the energy industry, and are regular speakers in leading industry seminars and conferences.
Strong Energy Track Record & Relationships with Energy Industry Participants:
The Galway team works closely with energy industry participants, including energy project developers, National Oil Companies, International Oil Majors, power and gas utilities, trading houses, banks, regulators and government-owned entities. Longstanding relationships with key energy players help us provide valuable commercial insights and market intelligence.
Proprietary Energy Databases:
Galway maintains proprietary energy databases and models which are updated on a regular basis, including:
Natural Gas Supply-Demand Database & LNG Model
LNG SPA Database
LNG Regasification Database
LNG Shipping Database & Model
Power Database & Model
North American Midstream Infrastructure
Hal Miller, CEO Galway Group
Hal Miller is Chairman & CEO of Galway Group and has over 40 years of experience spanning a broad spectrum of technical, strategic planning and financial areas within the energy industry. Mr. Miller founded the predecessor to Galway Group in 1995. For the first 10 years with Galway Group, he provided energy clients with M&A investment banking services. In the early to mid 2000s, he began providing energy clients with a wide array of techno-commercial and financial advisory services, including in the LNG and gas-to-power segments.
Prior to founding Galway Group, Mr. Miller held a variety of engineering and operating positions with Phillips Petroleum and Colorado Interstate Gas. He also held senior marketing, planning and business development positions with Transco Energy and The Williams Companies. Following these ventures, Mr. Miller was responsible for the start-up and development of Transfuel Resources, an indirect subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation. Mr. Miller holds an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and an M.B.A. from the University of Colorado.
"We are witnessing an unprecedented market evolution, as LNG global trade has grown from 155 MTPA in 2006 to nearly 290.5 MTPA in 2017 and is expected to grow to 350 MTPA by 2020, largely driven by the US LNG export. The macro trend toward short-term deals, away from long-term supply agreements, is expected to stay in the near term and will influence the fundamental way, the LNG transactions are carried out. LNG as a fuel source has been the foundation for many European and Asian countries for decades, and is increasing in importance in other regions such as Latin America, Africa and Middle East, as countries look to diversify their energy mix while lowering carbon emissions. Floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs) have been vital in opening up emerging market during the last decade, and we will see an emerging trend of transformation in Gas to Power industry, fast track implementation of Small Scale LNG, regional initiatives for multiple storage/reloading LNG hubs and a steady migration towards LNG bunkering in the years to come.
A collaborative approach is required in the LNG segment to drive the future technology and innovation, co-create economic project development solutions, develop novel commercial and financing structures, open up and reform national gas markets, catalyze the emergence of digital LNG trading and revolutionize the data analytics for LNG terminal and ship asset optimization. As a common industry platform, we wish to bring together US and international companies interested in a similar scope of work within multiple facets of LNG value chain, to leverage funding and the knowledge and experience of all partners.
We are well positioned to catalyze this advancement, through our network of LNG subject matter specialists, participants from the LNG industry, targeted Task Groups with specific goals, affiliated R & D centers and academia to collaborate and cooperate, to deliver practical and efficient LNG solutions."