Rusty Braziel Rusty Braziel is one of the most respected authorities in the field of energy information and markets, with an extensive background in energy marketing, trading and data services. Over the past 20 years he has worked in an executive level capacity with a major producer (Texaco), a major pipeline (Williams), a leading software company (Altra Energy), and a leading energy analytics and information company (BENTEK Energy). A consultant, author and speaker, Rusty has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, The Houston Chronicle, Thompson Reuters, Oil and Gas Journal, The Denver Post, Platts Gas Daily, Natural Gas Intelligence, and numerous other industry publications. Rusty is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and company events and is known for his market insights and dynamic style. He provides audiences compelling, customized and dynamic content that makes sense out of the onslaught of information about energy markets.
Aaron Imrie Aaron Imrie is a Consultant with Baker & O’Brien. He has 25 years of experience working in and consulting for the petroleum refining, gas processing, fertilizers, chemicals, alternative fuels, and engineering and construction industries. Aaron has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, an MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology, and is a licensed Professional Engineer. He can be reached by email at
Abudi Zein Abudi specializes in energy market pricing, information product development and fundamental analysis. Prior to founding ClipperData, an energy information firm focused on waterborne hydrocarbon movements, he lead efforts at Genscape to create new information products based on the company's proprietary energy data. Abudi has worked in the energy information industry in Tokyo, Singapore, London, Houston and New York. During his career, he held management positions in editorial, product development, marketing, sales and general management. He was CEO for Argus Media, Inc, a Senior Vice President at Oxford Analytica and Sales Director at Platts London. Mr. Zein has a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Hanover in Germany, and a master’s in journalism from the University of Missouri – Columbia.
Adam Karpf Adam Karpf is a portfolio manager for CIBC Private Wealth Management's Energy Infrastructure strategy. Adam has been analyzing the Energy Infrastructure industry since 2001, when he became a senior analyst in the equity research team at Lehman Brothers. In 2006 he was ranked No. 1 in the Oil Equipment, Services and Distribution industry in The Wall Street Journal's "Best on the Street" Survey. In 2005 and 2006, he was a ranked analyst in the Institutional Investor Research All-American Poll. Prior to joining CIBC, Adam was the head of the Energy infrastructure research team and a portfolio manager at Magnetar Capital. He earned a Bachelor of Science in finance from Lehigh University and also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. In addition, Adam was selected as a Board Advisor for the following companies including: Tortoise Acquisition Corp I in 2018, Tortoise Acquisition Corp II in 2020 and Rice Acquisition Corp in 2021.
Alex Hardman Alex Hardman is a Consultant with Baker & O’Brien, Inc. (, an oil and gas consultancy specializing in market advisory and support of complex commercial disputes. He has 15 years of experience in oil and gas production, enhanced oil recovery (CO2 and flue gas floods), energy trading, risk management, and analytics. Alex holds B.S in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Florida and an M.B.A. from Tulane University. He can be reached by email at
Amy Kalt Amy Kalt is a Consultant and Manager of Analytical Services with Baker & O’Brien, Inc. (, an oil and gas consultancy specializing in market advisory and support for complex commercial disputes. She advises refining and midstream clients on a broad range of issues, including business strategy, asset and business valuation, crude oil and refined product markets and logistics, competitive positioning, and acquisitions and divestitures. Amy holds a B.S. in Economics from Texas A&M University. She can be reached by email at
Andrew Bradford Andrew is a Principal at BTU Analytics, LLC and has worked in the energy and technology industries for over 16 years. Prior to BTU Analytics, he was the Senior Commercial Director of North American Natural Gas at Platts and led Bentek Energy’s natural gas analytics team from 2012 to 2014. Andrew’s past experience includes positions at Amoco Production Company and Constellation Energy. He holds a Masters in Energy and Environmental Analysis from Boston University and a Bachelors in Geology from Colorado College. BTU Analytics provides data-driven, market-risk assessments, market strategy advisory services and due diligence analysis for asset acquisitions and divestitures in the North American oil, NGL, and natural gas market. They utilize their in-depth understanding of North American energy data to help clients determine the opportunities and risks of upstream, midstream, and downstream assets and strategies in the face of ever-evolving market conditions.
Ann Davis Vaughan Ann Davis Vaughan is the founder and president of Reservoir Research Partners, an independent research firm in Houston that provides highly customized, in-depth intelligence to institutional investors on public and private companies and markets. Reservoir Research Partners is not an investment adviser, nor is it affiliated with any investment adviser. Prior to founding Reservoir in 2010, she spent two decades as an award-winning investigative and financial journalist, including nearly 14 years at The Wall Street Journal under the longtime byline "Ann Davis." She covered commodity markets and the energy industry from 2006 to 2010.
Bassam Fattouh Dr. Bassam Fattouh is the Director of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies and Professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. He specializes in international oil pricing systems, OPEC pricing power, security of Middle Eastern oil supplies, and the dynamics of oil prices and oil price differentials. Bassam has published a variety of articles on oil and gas topics and his publications have appeared in academic and professional journals. He also acts as an adviser to governments and industry, and is a regular speaker at international conferences.
Bill Jackson Bill Jackson has over 30 years of experience in project management, refinery/plant engineering, maintenance, planning, and contract management. Prior to joining Baker & O'Brien, he held a number of engineering and project management positions with a variety of companies. He has provided expert opinions in written reports, depositions, and in testimony. Bill's experience spans the entire range of refinery capital expenditures, including strategic planning, front-end engineering and design, detailed engineering, procurement, fabrication, and construction. He participated and directed these efforts from both the owner's and contractor's aspect and been responsible for the overall project management of engineering through construction and start-up of complete refinery units. With respect to refinery equipment and facilities, Bill has knowledge of their engineering design, procurement, fabrication, construction, operation, and maintenance. His broad background in project and maintenance issues has been used in conducting refinery incident investigations, participation in PHA/HAZOP studies, and troubleshooting. In both design and operational issues, Bill has extensive experience in the application of engineering codes, industry standards, and individual company standards. Bill is a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas and Louisiana. He is also a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator for the National Association of Fire Investigators, International (NAFI).
Bob Tippee Bob Tippee is an energy writer and oil and gas industry analyst who has won many awards for his commentary, articles, and speeches. He was a member of the Oil & Gas Journal editorial staff for 42 years and the magazine’s editor-in-chief for 20 years. During his career with OGJ, Tippee wrote every weekly editorial beginning in 1981 and a weekly column, The Editor’s Perspective, starting in 1996. A Journalism graduate of the University of Tulsa, he served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. He is an alumnus and occasional lecturer of the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, a Department of Defense Regional Center.
Brett Hunter Brett Hunter is the Founder and President of Energy Hunter LLC, an independent consulting firm. He has over 20 years of energy experience, predominately focused in the midstream sector where he was a leader in commercial development focused on project development, contract negotiation and commercial operations. Brett has a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tulsa and a Master’s of Business Administration from Oklahoma State University.
Callie Mitchell Callie’s 30 year career in the energy industry focused primarily on marketing, trading, distribution, business development, acquisitions and divestitures, and corporate restructuring of business around natural gas and natural gas liquids. She also managed supply chain management, branding, product development, customer service, e-business and lead the development and operations of the internet based live energy network, Energy News Live. Callie retired from Williams as Vice President of Enterprise Services and Real Estate and President of The Williams Foundation in 2008.
Celine DeMoes Celine DeMoes is an undergraduate student at Texas A&M University and is pursuing her Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health. She will continue her education by obtaining a Masters in Financial Management after graduation. Celine joined the RBN Energy team as a Market Analyst intern in the summer of 2021. She is a part of Group XIII in the Trading, Risk & Investments Program in the Mays Business School.
Cheryl Chia Cheryl is an Oil Market Analyst with FGE and she covers China and other North Asian markets. Cheryl graduated from Nanyang Technology University with a Bachelor in Accountancy and Business (Banking and Finance). Prior to joining FGE, she was a Corporate Tax Planning and Compliance Associate with KPMG Services Pte. Ltd.
Chris Shearon After 20 plus years in the energy space Chris founded his business with a focus on domestic crude oil logistics and the Mexico refined products supply chain. Prior to founding SHEARON ENERGY LLC, he held positions at Chevron, Shell, Motiva, and a trading firm. Deep dive fundamental analysis, market based decision making, and relentless pursuit of asymmetric risk/reward opportunities combined with an unbreakable entrepreneurial spirit are the driving force behind his ability to create value for stakeholders. Beyond his passion for hydrocarbons Chris enjoys spending time with his family, golf, snow skiing, summertime in Colorado, Texas A&M football, and philanthropy.
Christie Moffat Christie Moffat is a journalist based in Houston, Texas. She has written about the U.S. energy industry since 2015, covering petrochemical markets for ICIS and then natural gas markets for Argus Media. She previously worked as a journalist in Australia, covering the pharmaceutical and medical industries. She holds a Bachelor of International Studies and a Master of International Law and International Relations from the University of New South Wales.
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Clifton Linton Clifton Linton is a 30-year veteran business journalist and has spent the bulk of his career covering commodity markets. He covered the petroleum markets for 16 years. He also spent nine years in Chicago covering the futures and options markets from the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade. He has worked on staff for Investor's Business Daily, Dow Jones News Service, U.S. Oil Week, Futures World News and Oil Price Information Service (OPIS). At OPIS he created and launched the OPIS NGL Futures Report. In April 2016 he founded Energy Transport Insider, a service that follows energy logistics. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.
David Braziel Mr. Braziel joined RBN Energy in 2013 as Director of Finance and Fundamental Analysis. Prior to RBN, he was with Direct Energy and specialized in data analysis. Mr. Braziel began his career with BENTEK Energy before moving to Apache Corporation where he spent five years. Mr. Braziel received his BBA in Finance from Baylor University. He earned his MBA from the University of Houston with certificates in Energy Investment Analysis, Economics of Energy Value Chain, Energy Accounting and Finance, and Energy Risk Management.