"Kevin Allison is global resources columnist at Reuters Breakingviews. Based in Chicago, he writes about oil, gas, mining, metals and the scramble for scarce resources. Prior to joining Breakingviews in December 2011, he worked at an investment bank. From 2003-2009 Kevin was a reporter at the Financial Times. He also wrote for the Lex column. Kevin holds degrees from Harvard University and the University of Missouri-Columbia. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @kevinallison"