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Midstream energy insurance

Our midstream energy team offers a range of coverages including physical loss or damage, machinery breakdown, business interruption, loss of production income/tariff, and incidental course of construction.

We cover the full spectrum of assets, from gathering transmission systems, gas plants, and oil separation through large-scale Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) import and export facilities. Markel is recognized as a leader in the midstream market and we work with our experienced, in-house engineering capability to offer industry-leading underwriting expertise to our clients. We write business globally including in the US, Canada, Australia, and Europe.

Midstream energy coverage options

We can offer line sizes up to $200m on Company paper or $100m on Lloyd's paper.

We consider ourselves predominantly quota share (re)insurers.

We can write excess of loss layers.

We do not write a book of primary placements, but will write primary layers where we are able to write the excess layers as well.

We can write pure excess layers where the risk is within appetite and we are unable to take a line on the primary layer.

We do not write Fac RI primaries for other insurers.

Key coverages include:

  • Onshore gas processing, storage, and distribution
  • Terminals, tanks, and associated product in storage
  • LNG import and export infrastructure
  • Pipeline transmission systems
  • Loss of tariff/business interruption

Contact our experts

United Kingdom

Stuart Smith
Senior Underwriter – Head of Midstream

Ben House
Senior Underwriter – Head of Upstream

Greg Walters
Senior Underwriter – Head of Downstream

Clifford Blayney
Underwriter – Energy

Tim Foister
Underwriter – Energy

Emma Cook
Underwriting Assistant – Energy

Bobby Moore
Underwriting Assistant – Energy


Anirudh Singh
Chief Underwriting Officer – India

Deepika Mathur
Managing Director – India


Aminah Sulaiman
Underwriter – Energy

"Technology leaps, supply change, demand growth and efficiency gains – who knows what the energy landscape will look like in the coming years, but having a great team who are dedicated to understanding the needs of all our clients, whether global leaders or specialized niche players, means that as these seismic shifts take place, we are who the clients come to for innovative thinking and a safe place to assume their risk."

Rohan Davies
Divisional Managing Director, Energy