Dean Ferguson Dean Ferguson is the principal at Ferguson Energy Consulting. He spent 27 years at TC Energy with senior leadership roles in power generation and natural gas pipelines. His natural gas experience spans Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, providing unique insight into the relationships between the markets in all three countries.
Den Syahril Mohamed Den Syahril is a Consultant at FGE for both oil and NGLs. He advises clients on Southeast Asian markets for oil and shipping for LPG. Prior to FGE, he was an analyst covering the shipping and CPP/petrochemicals market. Den holds a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering and a minor in Economics from the National University of Singapore.
Donovan Schafer Donovan Schafer is the founder of Deep Drilling Insights (DDI), ( which helps investors identify the best investments in oil and natural gas production areas. Prior to establishing DDI in mid-2014, Donovan worked as a reservoir engineer for a natural gas exploration and production company. He earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of South California and attended law school at the University of California/Berkeley.
Dora Polgar Dora Polgar joined FGE in 2016 as the FSU (Former Soviet Union) analyst working on Short Term Oil Service. She has an M.Sc. in Political Economy from the London School of Economics and in addition to speaking English also speaks Russian, Italian and Hungarian. After graduation, Dora worked at Schneider Electric, where she was responsible for awarding gas and electricity supply contracts in the Central-Eastern European region. Later, Dora worked for Visiongain Energy in their upstream oil and LNG teams.
Dr. Philip Verleger Dr. Philip K. Verleger, Jr. is Owner and President of PKVerleger LLC, an independent consulting firm. Dr. Verleger’s research focuses primarily on the function and structure of energy commodity markets. His studies also encompass the changing relationship between the energy and economic sectors. Dr. Verleger earned his Ph.D. in Economics from MIT in 1971. He began his work in energy as a consultant to the Ford Foundation Energy Policy Project in 1972. He then served as a Senior Staff Economist on President Ford’s Council of Economic Advisers and as Director of the Office of Energy Policy at the US Treasury in President Carter’s administration. He later served as a Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer at Yale University’s School of Organization and Management and as a Vice President in Drexel Burnham Lambert’s Commodities Division. Dr. Verleger was a Senior Fellow and then Visiting Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics from 1986 until 2012. From 2008 to 2010, he served as the David E. Mitchell/EnCana Professor of Management at the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business.
Dylan White Dylan White is an oil market analyst at Genscape in Louisville, KY. Since 2013, he has worked on Genscape’s Oil Storage Team, which publishes weekly inventory data for key storage terminals, including Cushing and New York Harbor. Dylan's analysis on North American crude and refined product markets is regularly featured on the Genscape blog, as well as published in major news outlets and magazines.
Edna Tovar Edna Tovar is Vice President of Data Services at Morningstar Commodity Data. Founded in 1988, and now a subsidiary of the investment research powerhouse, Morningstar, Morningstar Commodity Data. (formerly LIM) is the global leader in providing software to perform sophisticated historical commodity, energy, equity and bond research. She has spent over 10 years working on the collection and aggregation of data from energy and commodities sources. She has an MBA from University of Texas at Dallas and a BA in Communications from Stanford University. She is a graduate of the RBN School of Energy (Class of 2013).
Elizabeth Dicken Liz Dicken is a graduate student pursuing her Masters of Financial Management at Texas A&M University. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with her BBA in Finance from Texas A&M University in May of 2020. Liz worked as a strategic analysis intern at ARM Energy in the summer of 2020. She is a member of Class XI of Mays Business School’s TRIP (Trading, Risk & Investments Program).
Fereidun Fesharaki Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki is founder and chairman of FGE, a leading consulting group focusing on the oil and gas markets East of the Suez, Europe, and the United States, with offices in London, Singapore, Tokyo, Beijing, Dubai, Honolulu, California, Melbourne, and Mumbai. Born in Iran, he received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Surrey in England. He then completed a Visiting Fellowship at Harvard University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. In 1995, Dr. Fesharaki was elected a Senior Fellow of the U.S. Association for Energy Economics for distinguished services in the field of energy economics. In 2002, he was appointed a Senior Associate of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. In 2008, Dr. Fesharaki was appointed to the National Petroleum Council by then US Secretary of Energy and was re-appointed by US Secretary of Energy Moniz in 2014. Since 2009, he has been a member of the Dubai Mercantile Exchange Limited (DME) Board of Directors. Dr. Fesharaki is the author of more than 100 papers and has authored or edited over thirty books and monographs.
Gil Johnson Gil Johnson is a summer intern at RBN Energy and a graduate student at Texas A&M in the Trading, Risk and Investments Program. He has previously interned with Valero and Motiva in trading and market analyst roles.
Gregory Vesey Greg Vesey is the managing director and chief executive Officer of LNG Ltd. Prior to joining LNG Ltd., he served as president of Chevron Natural Gas and as Chevron's vice president of gas supply and trading. Greg also has served as president of Chevron Global Power, and before that he led Chevron Technology Ventures. He holds a Bachelor of Business degree from Northwestern State University of Louisiana.
Housley Carr Housley Carr is a long-time energy journalist who since 2013 has written hundreds of RBN blogs on a wide range of topics, including crude oil, natural gas, NGL and refined-products pipelines; crude-by-rail; crude oil exports; refining; refined-products exports; gas processing plants and fractionators; liquefaction and LNG export terminals; and international hydrocarbon markets.
James Gibson James (Jim) J. Gibson, III has more than 44 years of experience in the energy business, including management positions with exploration and production companies and senior management positions with midstream companies that provide natural gas gathering, gas processing and marketing services. He served as Senior Vice President, Processing for Copano Energy until that company was sold in 2013. Mr. Gibson holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Natural Gas Engineering from Texas A&M University and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.
Jared Dowdy Jared Dowdy is an undergraduate student at Texas A&M University and is pursuing his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance. He will continue his education by obtaining a Masters in Financial Management after graduation. Jared joined the RBN Energy team as a Market Analyst intern in the summer of 2020. He is a part of Group XI in the Trading, Risk & Investments Program in the Mays Business School.
Jason Ferguson Jason Ferguson is a fundamental energy analyst, trading strategist and developer of energy market models. He was previously Director - Natural Gas Analysis for Koch Energy Services, Senior Natural Gas Analyst with Shell, and NYMEX Analyst with Goldfinch Capital. He started his career as a chemical engineer with ExxonMobil. Jason holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and an MBA from Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management.
Jason Lindquist Jason Lindquist edits and contributes to RBN’s daily blog as Managing Editor and also edits several RBN reports. His previous roles covering the energy industry include Senior Digital Editor / Americas at S&P Global Platts, where he produced podcasts and videos weekly, and as a Senior Editor on Platts’ Central Editing Desk. Before that, he was an editor at the Cincinnati Enquirer and the Post-Tribune of Northwest Indiana. He has a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and an MBA from Xavier University in Cincinnati.
Jeff Richter Energy GPS LLC was formed in 2009 by Tim Belden and me with the goal of providing analysis and advice to clients in the energy industry. We bring a unique combination of analytical skills coupled with sound judgment that comes from over 15 years of hands-on industry experience. There are two parts of our business; they are the Power and Gas Market Fundamentals Subscription Product and Energy Consulting. The former focuses on the Western US markets with an emphasis on the PNW,DSW and California. The latter focuses on the renewable energy space and other technologies associated with integrating intermittent power on the grid. Please contact us at or go to our website at if you would like to know more about our products and/or services.
Jim Mullin Jim Mullin is Head of Energy Procurement/Co2 for JBS and Pilgrim’s Pride. He has been with the largest protein company in the world for over 11 years and responsible for the procurement and risk management of natural gas, electricity, and Co2. As Head of Energy procurement his group’s goal is to deliver the cheapest and most reliable commodities to the plant and is now incorporating sustainability objectives in procuring those commodities. He said it’s an interesting time to be part of an industry where Co2 is imperative to operations while at the same time working on multiple strategies to reduce that very same Co2! In his free time Jim is a professional chauffeur for his daughters (Masyn 14, Avery 12) who play competitive hockey across the US. When he isn’t driving he loves to fish with his girls.
Jim Simpson Jim Simpson is President and Founder of East Daley Capital Advisors, a company dedicated to using energy market fundamental analysis to value publicly traded companies in the North American Energy Sector. He has nineteen years of experience analyzing and managing energy information and commodity risk in both gas and power. Prior to starting East Daley, Jim was Vice-President and General Manager for the Platts Power Group. As a former owner at BENTEK Energy, LLC, Jim developed and managed the company's analytical team. Jim has modeled large structured transactions in both gas and power for Enron North America as well as traded natural gas. Jim is on the board of Navarik Corp., which provides software and data solutions to the petroleum shipping industry. Jim has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from Texas A&M University.
John Auers John was previously the team leader for TM&C’s market outlook publications and assignments and provided senior leadership to TM&C’s analyses of the worldwide refining industry and leads industry studies for the firm’s clients. He has specific expertise in the areas of refining economics and planning, LP modeling, downstream asset valuation, crude oil valuation and capital investment/strategic planning. John joined the firm in 1987 after a career with Exxon Corp., where he held various positions at its Baytown, Texas refinery. He holds a BS (1980) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nebraska and an MBA (1984) from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. He is a licensed professional engineer in Texas and Nebraska and is also a member of TSPE and AIChE.