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.
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.
Kevin Waguespack Kevin Waguespack is the CEO of Baker & O’Brien, an independent energy consultancy providing advisory and expert witness services to the oil, gas, chemical, and related industries. He has over 30 years of operations and consulting experience in the hydrocarbon processing industries. Kevin has provided industry-advisory services on diverse matters and served as an expert witness on complex commercial disputes involving technical factors and quantification of economic loss.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nick Cacchione Mr. Cacchione is the founder of Oil & Gas Financial Analytics, LLC. He specializes in the benchmarking and valuation of upstream oil and gas operations. His benchmarking expertise primarily relates to the areas of upstream capital spending, reserve replacement and finding and development costs, and upstream profitability. Nick has over 25 years’ experience in the analysis of the oil and gas company and industry trends including nearly 20 years with John S. Herold Inc. and IHS, Inc. Nick was the primary author of the Global Upstream Performance Review, an industry leading publication. He also has expertise in the analysis of Master Limited Partnerships. Nick has a BBA in accounting and a MBA in finance both from Iona College and has also earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Mr. Cacchione can be reached by email at
Nilofar Saidi Nilo is a crude oil market analyst at ClipperData in New York. Prior to joining the energy information firm, she worked as a journalist. Nilo earned an MPA from Columbia University in New York and Sciences Po in Paris. She also holds a master's degree in journalism from Stockholm University.
Noel Copeland Noel Copeland is the Director of GIS services for RBN Energy. With over 10 years of experience working in the energy field his unique combination of technical, analytical and commercial skills provides a creative and insightful approach to RBN’s geospatial content and products. Previously Mr. Copeland led the GIS programs at Bentek Energy and Platts before joining RBN in 2014. He holds a BA from Western Michigan University and master’s degree in Applied Geospatial Sciences from Northern Arizona University.
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.
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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.
Porter Bennett Porter Bennett is CEO and Founder, Ponderosa Advisors and Ponderosa Energy, based in Denver, Colorado. Prior to Ponderosa, Mr. Bennett was the CEO of BENTEK Energy, which he founded in 1985 and sold to Platts/McGraw-Hill in 2011. Mr. Bennett is a Vice President of Western Energy Alliance and Chairman of its Natural Gas Committee, an Observer with the Potential Gas Committee, participated on the Coordinating Subcommittee of the recent National Petroleum Council natural gas study and is a member of the International Gas Union Strategy Committee. He holds a MS Degree in Mineral Economics from the Colorado School of Mines, a MA Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University and a BA Degree in History from Lewis & Clark College.
Randy Rabenhorst Randy Rabenhorst is a Managing Consultant in Nexant’s Energy and Chemicals Advisory practice in White Plains, NY. He has been a consultant to the chemicals, plastics, and specialty chemicals industries for over 25 years, with notable experience in olefins, polyolefins, rubber, polyols, aromatics, propylene oxide, foamed polymers, and organo-metallics. Randy is an expert in strategy, polymer competitiveness and market dynamics, and has managed several feasibility and due diligence assignments in olefins, polyolefins, CTO/MTO, MEG, C4s and rubber. Areas of interest include development of: strategies for growth and profitability, competitive assessments, value-chain assessments, product and market positioning, and acquisition valuations. Prior to his role as a management consultant, Mr. Rabenhorst held various management positions in marketing, finance, and sales for Chemical Waste Management and BF Goodrich. He holds an M.B.A. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, as well as an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland.