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.
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.
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 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 Auers is Executive Vice-President of Turner, Mason & Company, an international energy consulting firm located in Dallas, TX. He is the team leader of TM&C’s subscription products, including The Outlook, a biennial report that forecasts supply, demand, and pricing for crude oils and petroleum products worldwide, and both The World Crude Oil Outlook and The North American Crude Oil Outlook, detailed forecasts for crude oil supply and demand by region and by type. He also leads assignments in the area of refining economics and planning, LP modeling, downstream asset valuation, crude oil valuation and capital investment and strategic planning. Auers joined the firm in 1987 after 7 years with Exxon Corporation, with which 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. Auers is a licensed professional engineer in Texas and Nebraska and is a member of TSPE and AIChE.
John Zanner John Zanner is a fundamental energy analyst, focusing primarily on U.S. crude oil production forecasting and takeaway infrastructure. John worked in midstream operations and business development for Rocky Mountain Crude Oil. John began his career in energy with Twin Eagle as a scheduler and analyst, supporting the company’s crude oil marketing and midstream business development groups. John has worked for the Department of Defense as a Congressional liaison and Middle Eastern affairs analyst. John holds a B.A. in Economics and Communications from Denison University.
Kanan Mehra Kanan is an Oil Market Analyst at ClipperData. She specializes in global refined products markets, with a focus on fundamental analysis to produce our weekly deliverables. Kanan holds a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where she concentrated on international energy management and policy. She earned her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College, where she studied economics.
Katharine Fraser Katharine Fraser is a communications consultant focused on content marketing for specialized businesses and is based in Houston. She has also edited blogs for RBN after a 20-plus career in business news. She capped her journalism career as a senior editor at Platts, where she worked for 14 years in both Houston and Washington, D.C. Previously, she covered financial news in New York and general assignment business news in Baltimore. Katharine has a B.A. from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., where she double-majored in history and journalism.
Kent Bayazitoglu Kent holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University and an M.B.A. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He offers 22 years of experience in the refining and natural gas industries, including extensive expertise in financial modeling, energy trading, and hedging activities. Kent joins us from Gelber & Associates in Houston, where he was Director of Market Analytics and a Market Advisor in natural gas and other commodities. Kent has also worked extensively with Cascade Natural Gas, a natural gas distribution company headquartered in Kennewick, Washington, along with other utility companies across the U.S. Kent started his career with ExxonMobil Corporation as a Project Manager at the Baytown refinery. Kent has served as an expert witness in legal disputes involving bankruptcies, complex trading books, and pricing disagreements. These disputes have concerned a variety of fuels, including natural gas, NGLs, crude oil, refined products, and coal.
Kyle Cooper Mr. Cooper currently serves as Managing Director of Research for Cypress Energy, LP, an energy trading commodity fund in Houston, TX. Beginning in March 2006 and continuing through today, Mr. Cooper also performs duties as Director of Research at IAF Advisors, an energy consulting services firm where he conducts fundamental supply/demand analysis of the natural gas and petroleum markets.
Lindsay Schneider Lindsay Schneider is an energy analyst and consultant with more than 10 years’ experience in North American gas, LNG and power markets. She was previously a Sr. Manager at Wood Mackenzie covering gas markets with a focus on natural gas pipelines and regional pricing/market dynamics. Prior to Wood Mackenzie, Lindsay was a fuels analyst for Exelon Generation. She has a BS in mathematics and a BA in economics from the Pennsylvania State University.
Martin King Martin King (“Marty”) has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Economics from the University of Calgary. His work experience spans being an Economist at the Bank of Canada in Ottawa from 1990 to 1993, and at the National Energy Board in Calgary from 1993 to 1997. From 1997 to 2018 he was with FirstEnergy Capital Corp. in Calgary, now GMP FirstEnergy, where he eventually served as Director of Institutional Research and was responsible for the analysis, modeling and price forecasts of the crude oil and natural gas markets.