John R. Auers (firstname.lastname@example.org), is a 38 year veteran of the petroleum refining industry. He is currently the Executive Vice President of Turner, Mason & Company, an international energy consulting firm located in Dallas, TX. He is the team leader of TM&C’s subscription products, including The Crude and Refined Products Outlook and the Worldwide Refinery Construction Outlook. He also leads assignments in the area of refining economics and planning, LP modeling, downstream asset valuation, crude oil valuation and capital investment and strategic planning. Auers joined the firm in 1987 after 7 years with Exxon Corporation, where he held various positions at its Baytown, Texas, refinery. He holds a BS (1980) in chemical engineering from the University of Nebraska and an MBA (1984) from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. He speaks frequently at various national and international industry workshops and conferences regarding developments in the petroleum industry. Auers is a licensed professional engineer in Texas and Nebraska and is a member of TSPE and AIChE.