Contributor Bio
Lynne Fowler Lynne Fowler is a 25-year veteran of the energy finance industry. Her broad-based experience stretches across the financial sector, from managing a global infrastructure fund to corporate finance for the oil and gas industry. Over the last decade, she has studied global energy markets within the context of global stock markets, currencies and commodities. Most recently she has focused on ERCOT’s wholesale market reforms. She has been a panelist at infrastructure conferences, including the Institutional Infrastructure Investors and the PEI Real Assets, and began her financial career as an oil and gas banker at ING Barings. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin and is a CFA Charterholder.
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.
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.
Ong Han Wee Ong Han Wee is a consultant for FGE in Singapore. In this role, Han Wee is responsible for participating in LPG research and analyzing the LPG East of Suez markets, including supply, demand, trade, infrastructure and new projects. Prior to joining FGE, he worked as an Asia Market Editor for OPIS, also in Singapore. During his tenure, Han Wee was responsible for assessing daily LPG prices in Asian markets and also was in charge of writing a daily LPG market overview. Han Wee has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
Simon Hill Simon Hill is Chief Operating Officer of Energy Trading Analytics, Inc. (ETAI) based in London and Houston, and is responsible for the company’s operations outside North America. During his 35-year span in the LPG industry, Simon has held many commercial positions ranging from supply, trading and marketing. Prior to joining ETAI, Simon was COO at Swisschemgas in Athens, Greece, where he was responsible for the company’s rebirth into the international LPG trading arena. During his two years at the helm, the company built back up its strong position in the market, focusing mainly on LPG shipments from the US to Asian markets. Previously Mr. Hill was Group CEO of Petredec based in Singapore, responsible for worldwide trading operations at a time of significant growth for the company in both its LPG trading and shipping activities. Earlier roles included General Manager of International LPG with Texaco (now Chevron) and trading LPG for the UK state oil company BNOC. Simon holds a BA Honours degree in Economics from the University of Leeds. He currently resides in London after 15 years in Singapore.
Peter Howard Peter Howard is president emeritus of the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI); he was CERI's president and CEO from 2010 to 2015. Pete has over 40 years of experience specializing in engineering and technical applications in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining CERI, he held several positions, including senior associate with J.R. Lacey International, president of Arundel Information Systems, partner with LOGIS Data Systems Ltd., and vice president with Computer Research Associates Ltd. Pete holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta in Edmonton and is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Alberta.
David Huffman David Huffman is a consultant at Baker & O’Brien, Inc. Before joining Baker & O’Brien, he served in technical and management roles at four major refiners and a midstream company.
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
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).
Manfred Jeske Manfred Jeske is a fundamental energy analyst and developer of energy market models. He previously worked for capSpire as Commodity Trading & Risk Management consultant, working at companies including Anadarko Petroleum and ARB Midstream. He started his career as a chemical engineer with Exterran designing gas processing plants. Manfred holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville where he played D1 Tennis.
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.
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
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.
Mickey Kwong Mickey joined ClipperData as a director in 2015 and he is in charge of the firm’s LPG service. He has specialized in seaborne liquefied gas since he joined the energy industry in 1998. He was a consultant of LPG and LNG at Poten & Partners until 2006. Then he became a Senior Director of International Gas at PIRA Energy Group, where he specialized in LNG as well as international unconventional gas developments until 2015.
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.
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.
Kevin Milburn Kevin Milburn is a Consultant with Baker & O’Brien where he provides consulting services in refining market analysis, feasibility studies, asset valuation, and environmental regulation impact analysis. He has been with Baker & O’Brien for 15 years and has over 27 years of experience in the refining, engineering and construction, and consulting business. Prior to joining Baker & O’Brien, he held positions with Sinclair Oil Corporation, Kvaerner Process, and Jacobs Engineering.
Mark Mills Mark Mills is a Manhattan Institute senior fellow, a faculty fellow at Northwestern University, and partner in Montrose Lane, an energy-tech venture fund. He is author of the book The Cloud Revolution: How the Convergence of New Technologies Will Unleash the Next Economic Boom and a Roaring 2020s, (2021), and author previously of: Digital Cathedrals, (2020), and Work in The Age Of Robots (2018), and The Bottomless Well, (2006). He served as chairman and CTO of ICx Technologies helping take it public (2007). Earlier Mark served in the Reagan White House Science Office, and prior to that was an experimental physicist and development engineer in microprocessors and fiber optics.
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.
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.