Thomas Nicholas Russo

Adjunct Professor
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Areas of Expertise

Energy and Environmental Policy, Regulation, Markets and Security

Tom Russo is an Energy and Environmental specialist in regulatory matters and a CISSP who specializes in physical security and resiliency of natural gas, oil and NGL pipelines and facilities. Prior to founding Russo on Russo on Energy LLC in May 2015, Mr. Russo worked for over 30 years as a Manager and Sr. Energy Industry Analyst at the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). During that time, he worked on natural gas and crude oil infrastructure and markets, NEPA environmental impact assessment and hydropower matters, especially with the International Joint Commission. Earlier in his career he worked on water resources issues in Iran and Peru. He writes an Energy and Environmental column for the Natural Gas and Electricity Journal and is an Associated Fellow at the R Street Institute.


Current Research

Relationship between energy infrastructure investments, natural gas markets and the environment. Effects of energy and environmental regulation on oil, gas and electricity development.


George Washington University, MBA, University of Alabama, MS


Actively writes about about FERC matters, natural gas, LNG and hydropower infrastructure and markets, NEPA environmental impact assessment and energy markets. See http:/

Classes Taught

IAFF3180.11 Global Energy Security (Fall), IAFF3180.13 Global Energy Markets (Fall) IAFF3180 International Energy and Environmental Regulation (Spring)