Mr. Schaal directs EVA’s natural gas and petroleum practice. He has 30-years’ experience in the modeling, analysis of energy markets and the development of energy projects. Prior to rejoining EVA, Mr. Schaal was the Director of the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Office of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Analysis. Among his responsibilities was producing the oil and natural gas and biofuels projections for EIA’s Short Term Energy Outlook and Annual Energy Outlook. Mr. Schaal’s prior experience also includes working as a professional engineer with Bechtel Corporation of San Francisco where he was involved in economic analysis, engineering, construction, and operations of first-of-a-kind facilities. Mr. Schaal received his B.S. in electrical engineering from the California State University in 1986, and his Master’s degree in Mineral Economics from The Pennsylvania State University in 1995.