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Rob Gardner, Exxon Mobil

Mr. Gardner is the Manager for the Energy and Economics Division of the Exxon Mobil Corporate Strategic Planning Department based in Irving, Texas.  Rob graduated from Louisiana State University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and began working for Mobil Oil in Louisiana in a series of technical and supervisory engineering positions in gas plants along the U.S. Gulf Coast.  Rob then moved into natural gas marketing.  In 1990, he moved overseas and has held a number of international postings in the LNG marketing area.  He held positions in Indonesia, Qatar, Japan and Singapore involved in marketing and project development of LNG, natural gas and power projects.  In 2001, Rob began a series of management assignments in ExxonMobil Gas and Power Marketing in Houston.  Rob assumed his current assignment in April 2009.  The group that he manages is responsible for preparing Exxon Mobil's Energy Outlook and will share “A View to 2040”.