Natural Resources >> Analyst Interviews >> March 22, 1999

Natural Gas Transmission & Distribution : Ronald J. Barone – Painewebber Inc

RONALD J. BARONE is the Managing Director of the Natural Gas & Electric Utilities Group of UBS Investment Research. An analyst since 1971, Mr. Barone specializes in natural gas pipelines/distribution companies, electric utilities, independent power producers, and energy master limited partnerships. He has been ranked on Institutional Investor's All-American Research Team for 29 consecutive years, including a number one spot in the natural gas category in 2003. Prior to the UBS AG acquisition of PaineWebber Incorporated, Mr. Barone was the natural gas analyst at PaineWebber. Prior to that, he followed natural gas and electric utilities at Kidder Peabody & Co. Mr. Barone earned an MBA degree from New York University and a BA degree in Economics from Manhattan College. Profile
TWST: Are consolidation and convergence changing the landscape for the

natural gas distribution and transmission companies?

Mr. Barone: Convergence of the electric and gas industries,