Kent McAlister is a seasoned energy professional, responsible for growing and optimizing Oryx’s marketing assets in the Delaware and Midland Basins. Prior to joining Oryx in July 2019, Kent acted as Senior Crude Oil Trader for Shell Trading in Denver, where he was responsible for blending, storage, transportation and trading third-party barrels from the Rockies into both PADD IV and PADD II end markets.
Kent’s career began as a scheduler for crude oil in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and Rocky Mountain regions before getting his first trading role in Denver with Eighty-Eight Oil. In 2010, he joined Canadian Oil major, Suncor Energy, where he was instrumental in growing their physical trading presence in the United States. Infrastructure constraints in the Rocky Mountain Region forced barrels into unconventional markets, further expanding his knowledge into rail and marine markets.
Kent received a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Energy Commerce from Texas Tech University.