Armelle Lecarpentier holds a post-graduate degree in energy economics from the IFP School in the Paris suburb of Rueil Malmaison (France) and helped to produce the World Energy Investment Outlook of the International Energy Agency (IEA) before joining CEDIGAZ in 2004. Armelle Lecarpentier is Chief Economist at CEDIGAZ, the international association for natural gas. CEDIGAZ is an international association with around 80 members worldwide, created in 1961 by a group of international oil and gas companies and the Institut Francais du Petrole Energies nouvelles (IFPEN). Dedicated to the natural gas sector, CEDIGAZ collects and analyses worldwide economic information on natural gas, LNG and unconventional gas in an exhaustive and critical way. Armelle Lecarpentier published the following thematic surveys: "The Players on the European Gas Market (2004, 2008)" and "Underground Gas Storage in the World (2006)". She is now in charge of gas market analysis, energy projections and the annual statistical report "Natural Gas in the World". She regularly writes articles, participates in international conferences and gives courses on gas markets at IFP School. She has a natural gas and LNG expertise role at the Institut Francais du Petrole Energies nouvelles (IFPEN).