Dr. Starostina is a well-known expert on Russian oil and gas finances, economics and taxation. During 1978-2000, she worked as economist and director for finances and/or economics in various oil trading companies. Since 2000, she consults to oil companies, law firms and banks; a member of the Council of Energy Advisors (USA). Since 2001, she is Director for Finances of Center for Petroleum Business Studies (CPBS), heads PetroFinance Consultancy (PF) affiliated with CPBS, and since 2004, is General Director of Moscow-based PetroStar Agency set up by CPBS and Energy Resources Group (USA).
Dr. Starostina has authored and co?authored over 30 articles and brochures on petroleum finances, taxation, economics, management, trading and the Russian Far Eastís hydrocarbon developments. Participated as a speaker in more than 25 international oil and gas conferences.