Kate Dourian is the senior editor at Middle East Economic Survey (MEES), a weekly publication that is focused on energy and economic analysis. Before joining MEES, Kate was the Editor-in-Chief for the Middle East at Platts, the energy information division of the McGraw-Hill Companies, covering energy developments throughout the Gulf and North Africa until May 2013. Prior to Platts, Kate worked with Reuters since 1980, as first bureau chief covering major events, both political and economic. Kate has been published widely on energy matters in recent years and is a regular commentator on radio and television on energy matters. These include regular appearances on BBC television and radio, CNN, Al-Arabiya and CNBC.