Bill Holland has been covering the natural gas industry in North America as an associate editor for Gas Daily for more than eight years. He is Gas Daily's lead reporter on shale gas and shale oil with a special emphasis on financial changes in the industry including mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcies and joint ventures.
His coverage of the hedge fund Amaranth Advisors immediately following its collapse in September 2006 was nominated for a National Press Club award.
He began his business writing career at the Fort Pierce, Florida Tribune covering real estate and grapefruit. He went on to spend the next seven years covering high- and lo-tech businesses for various Florida publications with an emphasis on finance, venture capital, and private equity. His reporting on a St. Petersburg manufacturer of underwater television cameras for "pumping and dumping" its stock sparked investigations by the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the Florida state's attorney.
Immediately before coming to Platts, Holland wrote headlines for America Online in Dulles, Virginia and taught advanced news reporting to undergraduates at Hood College where he was enrolled in the MBA program.
A graduate of St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with degrees in English and Philosophy, Holland has done graduate work in education at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida, and business at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland.
Holland served 15 years in the US Navy as an aviator and deck officer, deploying to Lebanon, the Mediterranean, the Persian Gulf, the Arctic and the Caribbean during the Cold War.