26 January - 28 January 2021
Virtual event

Argus Crude Live - Virtual Conference

Keynote speakers

Bernard Looney
Chief Executive Officer, BP
Bernard Looney was appointed chief executive officer in February 2020. He previously ran bp’s Upstream business from April 2016 and has been a member of the company’s executive management team since November 2010. As chief executive, Upstream, Bernard was responsible for bp’s oil and gas exploration, development and production activities worldwide. The Upstream segment inc...
Bernard Looney was appointed chief executive officer in February 2020. He previously ran bp’s Upstream business from April 2016 and has been a member of the company’s executive management team since November 2010. As chief executive, Upstream, Bernard was responsible for bp’s oil and gas exploration, development and production activities worldwide. The Upstream segment included some 17,000 people operating across almost 30 countries producing around 2.6 million barrels equivalent of oil and gas a day. In this role, Bernard oversaw improvements in both process and personal safety performances and production grew by 20%. There were also significant improvements in both gender and global diversity. Bernard initiated a group-wide dialogue on mental health in hope of ‘ending the stigma’ associated with the issue – a subject he remains passionate about today. He led access into new countries, high-graded the portfolio and created innovative new business models. Bernard also encouraged bp to lead on methane detection methods as well as driving sustainable emissions reductions of almost 3 million tonnes CO2 equivalent over two years. In earlier Upstream executive roles, he was responsible for all bp-operated oil and gas production worldwide and for all bp’s drilling and major project activity. He led the creation of central drilling and projects functions following the Deepwater Horizon accident. Bernard joined bp in 1991 as a drilling engineer and worked in operational roles in the North Sea, Vietnam and the Gulf of Mexico, including as drilling engineer on the discovery of the giant Thunder Horse field. After a period in bp Alaska, he became head of the group CEO's office, working directly for bp CEO’s Lord Browne and then Tony Hayward. An Irish citizen, Bernard grew up in County Kerry and in 1991 gained a degree in Electrical Engineering from University College Dublin. In 2005, he gained a MS in Management from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Bernard is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a fellow of the Energy Institute and is also a mentor in the FTSE 100 Cross-Company Mentoring Executive Programme. He was elected a director of Rosneft in June 2020.
Jim Teague
Director and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Enterprise Products
Mr. Teague has served as Co-Chief Executive Officer since January 2020 and has been a director of Enterprise GP since November 2010. He also serves as Co-Chairman of the Capital Projects Committee. Mr. Teague previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise GP from January 2016 to January 2020, Chief Operating Officer of Enterprise GP from November 2010 to Decemb...
Mr. Teague has served as Co-Chief Executive Officer since January 2020 and has been a director of Enterprise GP since November 2010. He also serves as Co-Chairman of the Capital Projects Committee. Mr. Teague previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise GP from January 2016 to January 2020, Chief Operating Officer of Enterprise GP from November 2010 to December 2015, and Executive Vice President of Enterprise GP from November 2010 until February 2013. He served as Executive Vice President of EPGP from November 1999 to November 2010 and additionally as a director from July 2008 to November 2010 and as Chief Operating Officer from September 2010 to November 2010. In addition, he served as EPGP’s Chief Commercial Officer from July 2008 until September 2010. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of DEP GP from July 2008 to September 2011. He previously served as a director of DEP GP from July 2008 to May 2010 and as a director of Holdings GP from October 2009 to May 2010. Mr. Teague joined Enterprise in connection with its purchase of certain midstream energy assets from affiliates of Shell Oil Company in 1999. From 1998 to 1999, he served as President of Tejas Natural Gas Liquids, LLC, then an affiliate of Shell. From 1997 to 1998, he was President of Marketing and Trading for MAPCO, Inc. Mr. Teague also serves on the board of Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, Inc.

2021 Speakers

Saad Rahim
Chief Economist and Head of Research, Trafigura
Saad Rahim is the Chief Economist for Trafigura, one of the world’s largest traders of oil, metals and other commodities. He is responsible for the company’s views on markets and macroeconomics, including the outlook for Crude Oil, Oil Products and Metals markets, commodity prices, equity and credit markets, and political risk. Prior to joining Trafigura, he was the Chief...
Saad Rahim is the Chief Economist for Trafigura, one of the world’s largest traders of oil, metals and other commodities. He is responsible for the company’s views on markets and macroeconomics, including the outlook for Crude Oil, Oil Products and Metals markets, commodity prices, equity and credit markets, and political risk. Prior to joining Trafigura, he was the Chief Economist at BG Group (now Shell), a major integrated oil & gas company, and prior to that Deputy Chief Economist at Chevron Corporation. Before joining Chevron, Mr. Rahim was an international energy advisor with PFC Energy (now IHSMarkit). Mr. Rahim received BA degrees in Economics and Political Science from Stanford University, and attended the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) for advanced degree work in Economics and Global Energy.
Eirik Waerness
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Equinor
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist at Equinor, group responsible for macroeconomics, energy and commodity market analyses, and policy and regulation in Equinor’s commodity markets. Broad experience from government, academics and private sector companies, as advisor and in different leadership positions. In Equinor, leader of Corporate Strategy, Corporate Planni...
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist at Equinor, group responsible for macroeconomics, energy and commodity market analyses, and policy and regulation in Equinor’s commodity markets. Broad experience from government, academics and private sector companies, as advisor and in different leadership positions. In Equinor, leader of Corporate Strategy, Corporate Planning and Analysis, Economic Analysis in Upstream Norway, Energy Market Analysis, in addition to current role. Currently non-executive member of the Board of Innovation Norway, and non-resident fellow at Payne Institute, Colorado School of Mines, as well as non-executive member of the Board of Centre for applied research at the Norwegian School of Economics. 2018: Member of the Global Commission to examine Geopolitics of Energy Transformation, set up by IRENA, the International Renewable Energy Agency. July 2016 – February 2018 non-executive member of the Board of the Norwegian Financial Supervisory Authority (Finanstilsynet). 2014-2018 in different energy initiatives under World Economic Forum, including special advisor for their work on energy architecture and member of the global council on the future of energy. In the period 2010-2013 member of the Executive Board of the Central Bank of Norway. Previous work experience from the Centre for applied research at the Norwegian School of Economics, Norwegian Ministry of Finance, Total E&P Norway, and Pöyry Management Consulting/Econ Centre for economic analysis.
Helima Croft
Managing Director, Global Head of Commodity Strategy, RBC Capital Markets
Helima is a Managing Director and the Global Head of Commodity Strategy at RBC Capital Markets. She specializes in geopolitics and energy, leading a team of commodity strategists that cover energy, metals and cross‐commodity investor activity. Helima is a member of the National Petroleum Council, a select group of individuals who advise, inform and make recommendations to ...
Helima is a Managing Director and the Global Head of Commodity Strategy at RBC Capital Markets. She specializes in geopolitics and energy, leading a team of commodity strategists that cover energy, metals and cross‐commodity investor activity. Helima is a member of the National Petroleum Council, a select group of individuals who advise, inform and make recommendations to the Secretary of Energy with respect to any matter relating to oil and natural gas. She also is a CNBC contributor, a member of the channel’s exclusive family of experts, is on the Board of Directors for the Atlantic Council, and is a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Helima joined RBC Capital Markets from Barclays, where she was a Managing Director and Head of North American Commodities Research. Prior to that, she worked in Lehman’s Business Intelligence group, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Central Intelligence Agency, where she focused on geopolitics and commodities. Helima has received many industry accolades throughout her career and received her PhD in economic history from Princeton in 2001.
Michael Cohen
Chief US Economist and Head of Oil Analysis, BP
Michael Cohen is Chief US Economist and Head of Oil Analysis in bp’s Economic and Energy Insights team. In this role, he is responsible for short, medium, and long term oil market analysis and North American energy policy related analysis in bp’s Statistical Review of World Energy and Energy Outlook. The team helps inform decision making for bp’s board and executive team ...
Michael Cohen is Chief US Economist and Head of Oil Analysis in bp’s Economic and Energy Insights team. In this role, he is responsible for short, medium, and long term oil market analysis and North American energy policy related analysis in bp’s Statistical Review of World Energy and Energy Outlook. The team helps inform decision making for bp’s board and executive team as well as for the Upstream, Downstream, Government Affairs, Trading, and Fuels/Marketing businesses. Prior to joining bp in May 2019, Mr. Cohen was Barclays’ Global Head of Commodities Research and was responsible for preparing and delivering differentiated research on commodities markets to Barclays’ global corporate and institutional investor client base. He worked for a decade in the public sector as an Economist with the US Energy Information Administration, the Department of Energy’s Office of Policy and International Affairs, as well as two years in Paris as a senior member of the Oil Markets Division at the International Energy Agency. Prior to government service, Mr. Cohen worked on electricity market design for LECG (now Navigant) and as a trading desk analyst for American Electric Power. Michael also serves as a non-resident fellow at the Colorado School of Mines and frequently lectures on energy, oil markets, and geopolitics at several universities. He graduated with a BSBA in Business Economics and a BA in Political Science from The Ohio State University and a Masters in International Economics from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
Joel Couse
Special Advisor, International Energy Agency (IEA)
As Special Advisor to the IEA, Joel works with the teams in the Energy Markets and Security Directorate. Previously, as Group Chief Energy Economist at TOTAL SA, Joel coordinated the cross-branch dialogue within TOTAL on the world macroeconomic and energy outlook as well as the economic assumptions for the long-term plan. Until October 2017, he was VP for Market Analysis i...
As Special Advisor to the IEA, Joel works with the teams in the Energy Markets and Security Directorate. Previously, as Group Chief Energy Economist at TOTAL SA, Joel coordinated the cross-branch dialogue within TOTAL on the world macroeconomic and energy outlook as well as the economic assumptions for the long-term plan. Until October 2017, he was VP for Market Analysis in the Trading & Shipping Division of TOTAL (TOTSA), managing a team providing analysis and technical support for TOTAL’s oil trading activity. The work was also used by the planning, the upstream and the downstream divisions of TOTAL. Joel has worked in the oil industry since joining Elf Trading in September 1992, and was appointed to the Trading & Shipping Management Committee in 2009. He holds a B.Eng from McMaster University (Ontario, Canada) and a MS in Energy Economics from Université de Grenoble (France). Following his studies, he worked on radio-isotope production in Canada and subsequently, in France, on long-term energy studies for EDF, for DRI, and for the International Energy Agency.
Fairy Wang Pei
Head of Research and Strategy, Unipec
Doctor Fairy Wang Pei is Head of Research and Strategy at Unipec, the trading arm of Sinopec. She has a wealth of experience in oil marketing, oil trading and oil industry analysis. Based at the firm’s Beijing office since 2010, Dr Fairy has been working as a senior analyst, mainly covering oil fundamentals and corporate strategy. Dr Fairy has written many professional art...
Doctor Fairy Wang Pei is Head of Research and Strategy at Unipec, the trading arm of Sinopec. She has a wealth of experience in oil marketing, oil trading and oil industry analysis. Based at the firm’s Beijing office since 2010, Dr Fairy has been working as a senior analyst, mainly covering oil fundamentals and corporate strategy. Dr Fairy has written many professional articles — she and her team also published China’s first Petroleum Blue Book. Dr Fairy has a PhD in Economics from the Chinese Academy of Social Science in Beijing.
J. Rajaraman
Head of Supply, Trading & Logistics, Reliance
Rajaraman J. heads up physical trading vertical for the petroleum refining arm of Reliance Industries in Mumbai, India. He co-ordinates the procurement of all crude oil and other feedstocks, the export of all liquid products from the refinery complex, as well as associated commercial ship chartering and cargo operations. He has worked in the refining business at Reliance f...
Rajaraman J. heads up physical trading vertical for the petroleum refining arm of Reliance Industries in Mumbai, India. He co-ordinates the procurement of all crude oil and other feedstocks, the export of all liquid products from the refinery complex, as well as associated commercial ship chartering and cargo operations. He has worked in the refining business at Reliance for over 25 years. Before that, he worked in the marketing division at the Indian Oil Corporation.
Vladimir Langhamer
Trading Director, OMV Supply & Trading
Vladimir Langhamer is a downstream oil professional with broad experience across crude oil & products trading and sales, crude & feedstock optimization, risk management and operations. Starting his career in 2006 with OMV. Vladimir has been working to develop a new LP based crude scheduling solution, has developed new sales channels for excess production of white and heav...
Vladimir Langhamer is a downstream oil professional with broad experience across crude oil & products trading and sales, crude & feedstock optimization, risk management and operations. Starting his career in 2006 with OMV. Vladimir has been working to develop a new LP based crude scheduling solution, has developed new sales channels for excess production of white and heavy products and has been acting as Managing director of OMV’s trading arm in Switzerland. After his return to Vienna, he has been managing a team tasked with optimization of crude & feedstock supply for OMV western refineries in Austria and Germany, connected inventory and price risk management, origination and emissions hedging. Vladimir has currently transferred to London as Trading Director of OMV’s trading office in London.
Pedro Manrique
Commercial and Marketing Vice President, Ecopetrol
Pedro Manrique was appointed as the Commercial and Marketing Vice President of the Ecopetrol Group in April of 2017. He is also a member of Cartagena refinery, Cenit and Invercolsa board of directors. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Industrial University of Santander, holds a Master’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Un...
Pedro Manrique was appointed as the Commercial and Marketing Vice President of the Ecopetrol Group in April of 2017. He is also a member of Cartagena refinery, Cenit and Invercolsa board of directors. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Industrial University of Santander, holds a Master’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Florida in the United States where he was a Fulbright Scholar and an MBA from the IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. He has 29 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and previously he spent 15 years in the upstream business with Chevron Petroleum Company in different locations and his last assignment was as the Commercial and Business Planning Manager for Chevron Latin America where he also served as a member of the Leadership Team for Chevron Latin America. During his career he also worked with Enron Energy Services as a Risk Manager and as a Business Development Manager at Enron International based in Houston, Texas.
Alessandro Liberati
Global Head of Crude Oil Trading, BB Energy
Alessandro Liberati, a trading professional with more than 30 years of experience in the oil industry, is the Global Head of Crude Oil Trading for the BB Energy Group. BB Energy is trading house with a global reach, which has shown a remarkable growth in the recent years.
Alessandro Liberati, a trading professional with more than 30 years of experience in the oil industry, is the Global Head of Crude Oil Trading for the BB Energy Group. BB Energy is trading house with a global reach, which has shown a remarkable growth in the recent years.
Ragnar Bulie
Head of Crude Oil trading Asia Pacific, Equinor
Ragnar Bulie has been the Head of Crude Oil Trading for Equinor Asia-Pacific since November 2017. Prior to this he held various roles in the renewable energy and mining business in Australia. Prior to leaving Equinor — then known as Statoil — in 2013 after 20 years, Ragnar held products trading roles and subsequently trading manager roles in the UK, Norway, Singapore and t...
Ragnar Bulie has been the Head of Crude Oil Trading for Equinor Asia-Pacific since November 2017. Prior to this he held various roles in the renewable energy and mining business in Australia. Prior to leaving Equinor — then known as Statoil — in 2013 after 20 years, Ragnar held products trading roles and subsequently trading manager roles in the UK, Norway, Singapore and the US. Ragnar was also responsible for Statoil’s Investor Relations, based in Stavanger Norway, from 2004-06.
Mitch Kawaguchi
Head of Crude Oil Trading, Cosmo Oil
Mr Kawaguchi has 27 years of experience in Crude/Petroleum Product trading and marketing at Japanese refiner, Cosmo Oil Co.,Ltd. He joined the Tokyo branch in 1993 as a Marketing staff , and his previous roles include Assistant Manager at Aviation Fuel Marketing in Cosmo Tokyo HQ 1996-2000, Manager of derivative trading at Cosmo Oil of USA (New York office) 2003-2006. Fo...
Mr Kawaguchi has 27 years of experience in Crude/Petroleum Product trading and marketing at Japanese refiner, Cosmo Oil Co.,Ltd. He joined the Tokyo branch in 1993 as a Marketing staff , and his previous roles include Assistant Manager at Aviation Fuel Marketing in Cosmo Tokyo HQ 1996-2000, Manager of derivative trading at Cosmo Oil of USA (New York office) 2003-2006. Following this he was in charge of developing petroleum products marketing network in the states of California, USA as Chief Operation Officer of Cosmo Oil of USA 2006-2010. Following this, he was Group manager at the Products Trading Department, in Cosmo Tokyo HQ 2010-2014, Vice President of Cosmo Oil International Pte. Ltd 2014-2017, before being appointed to his current role since 2017. He has graduated Tsukuba University with a Linguistics major in 1990, followed by spending a year at the Beijing Foreign Language Institute with a Chinese Language major 1991, before acquiring his B.A in Language Education on 1993.
Adi Imsirovic
Senior Research Fellow, The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
Adi Imsirovic has over 30 years of experience in oil trading. He held a number of senior positions, including Global Head of Oil at Gazprom Marketing & Trading, Director of Petraco and the Head of their Singapore office and The Regional Manager of Texaco Oil Trading for Asia. Adi also taught economics at Surrey University for several years: Energy Economics as well as Reso...
Adi Imsirovic has over 30 years of experience in oil trading. He held a number of senior positions, including Global Head of Oil at Gazprom Marketing & Trading, Director of Petraco and the Head of their Singapore office and The Regional Manager of Texaco Oil Trading for Asia. Adi also taught economics at Surrey University for several years: Energy Economics as well as Resource and Environmental Economics. He has written a number of papers and articles on the topic of oil and gas prices, benchmarks and energy security. He has an honours degree (B.Sc.) in Economics and a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Energy Economics from Surrey University. He is also a Fulbright Scholar and he studied at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University.
Marshall Adkins
Managing Director & Head of Energy Investment Banking, Raymond James
Marshall Adkins joined Raymond James in 1995 and serves as the head of the firm’s Energy Investment Banking practice. Prior to this role, Mr. Adkins served as the director of Energy Research for 25 years and focused on oilfield services and products. Prior to Raymond James, he spent 10 years in the oilfield services industry as a project manager, financial analyst and engi...
Marshall Adkins joined Raymond James in 1995 and serves as the head of the firm’s Energy Investment Banking practice. Prior to this role, Mr. Adkins served as the director of Energy Research for 25 years and focused on oilfield services and products. Prior to Raymond James, he spent 10 years in the oilfield services industry as a project manager, financial analyst and engineer. He holds a B.S. degree in petroleum engineering and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.
Jonathan Xu
Assistant GM, Rongsheng International and VP, Zhejiang Oil Products Trading
Jonathan’s responsibilities include oil product marketing and sales policy, e-commence, and customer relationship management. He started out as a process engineer at Sinopec and his 27-year career has taken in investment, sales and marketing roles at Exxon Chemical Singapore, technology licensing, strategy and business development at Shell, commercial and investment roles ...
Jonathan’s responsibilities include oil product marketing and sales policy, e-commence, and customer relationship management. He started out as a process engineer at Sinopec and his 27-year career has taken in investment, sales and marketing roles at Exxon Chemical Singapore, technology licensing, strategy and business development at Shell, commercial and investment roles at Vopak, and trading and origination at BP. Jonathan joined Rongsheng in 2015 and helped facilitate the commercial organisation of Ningbo Zhongjin Aromatic. He is mainly responsible for business development and commercial activity, including preparing the launch of the Zhejiang Petroleum and Chemical refining and petrochemicals project.
Dr Michal Meidan
Director of the China Energy Programme, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
Dr Michal Meidan is Director of the China Energy Programme at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. Before joining OIES in July 2019, she headed cross-commodity China research at Energy Aspects. Prior to that, she headed China Matters, an independent research consultancy providing analysis on the politics of energy in China. Michal also held senior analytical roles at E...
Dr Michal Meidan is Director of the China Energy Programme at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. Before joining OIES in July 2019, she headed cross-commodity China research at Energy Aspects. Prior to that, she headed China Matters, an independent research consultancy providing analysis on the politics of energy in China. Michal also held senior analytical roles at Eurasia Group in New York and London, and at Asia Centre-Sciences Po, Paris. She taught undergraduate courses on China’s political economy at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and has authored numerous academic articles. Michal also regularly provides comments for a wide variety of media outlets and is featured as a speaker at industry conferences. Michal holds a PhD in Political Science and East Asian studies from Sciences Po, Paris. She is fluent in Mandarin and French.
Chet Thompson
President and CEO, American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers
Chet Thompson is president and CEO of the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), the trade association representing over 300 member companies that encompass virtually all U.S. refining and petrochemical manufacturing capacity. He became AFPM’s president and CEO in 2015. Prior to joining AFPM, Thompson was a partner at Crowell & Moring LLP, where he was chai...
Chet Thompson is president and CEO of the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), the trade association representing over 300 member companies that encompass virtually all U.S. refining and petrochemical manufacturing capacity. He became AFPM’s president and CEO in 2015. Prior to joining AFPM, Thompson was a partner at Crowell & Moring LLP, where he was chairman of the Environment & Natural Resources Group. He previously served as deputy general counsel at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during the George W. Bush Administration. Before joining EPA in 2004, he spent 10 years at Collier Shannon Scott PLLC. In October 2015, The Hill named him as one of Washington’s Top Lobbyists. He has also been recognized as one of the leading lawyers in the United States by Chambers & Partners. Thompson holds a B.A. in Political Science from Boston College and a J.D. from the Catholic University Columbus School of Law.
Peter Sand
Chief Shipping Analyst, BIMCO
BIMCO’s chief shipping market analyst has in depth knowledge about the three main shipping sectors: tankers, dry bulk and container shipping. He connects the dots between global economics and the shipping industry and is a frequent source in financial and shipping media across the world. He follows the Trade War between the United States and China closely, and frequently d...
BIMCO’s chief shipping market analyst has in depth knowledge about the three main shipping sectors: tankers, dry bulk and container shipping. He connects the dots between global economics and the shipping industry and is a frequent source in financial and shipping media across the world. He follows the Trade War between the United States and China closely, and frequently dives deep into specific issues, such as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the shipping market, Chinese iron ore imports or the soya bean market. Peter Sand has been with BIMCO since 2009, building BIMCO’s shipping market analysis team from scratch. Prior to joining BIMCO he worked as an analyst at the dry bulk and product tanker shipowner D/S Norden. He is an experienced expert speaker at shipping conferences. He holds a master’s degree in economics from Copenhagen University.
Andrew Lipow
President, Lipow Oil Associates
Andrew Lipow is the President of Lipow Oil Associates, a consulting firm which he founded in May 2004. Lipow Oil Associates specializes in refinery operations, bulk liquid storage terminals and provides expertise in crude oil and petroleum product trading opportunities. Mr. Lipow is also familiar with the blending of ethanol and biodiesel and its limitations and can provid...
Andrew Lipow is the President of Lipow Oil Associates, a consulting firm which he founded in May 2004. Lipow Oil Associates specializes in refinery operations, bulk liquid storage terminals and provides expertise in crude oil and petroleum product trading opportunities. Mr. Lipow is also familiar with the blending of ethanol and biodiesel and its limitations and can provide guidance on the Renewable Fuel Standard. Mr. Lipow has also provided consulting services for entities involved in the acquisition of refining and midstream assets. Prior to that, for seven years Mr. Lipow traded crude oil, gasoline, jet fuel and distillate at Vitol, a privately held trading company. In addition, he traded oil based commodities at Basis Petroleum and J. Aron. He also has supply and refining experience from his 16 year tenure at Amoco Oil Company and Amoco Corporation. Mr. Lipow has a Master of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Mr. Lipow is a frequent guest on Fox Business News and CNBC, and has appeared on the nightly newscasts of the major networks. Mr Lipow has written articles for trade magazines and is regularly quoted by Platts, OPIS and Argus has participated in industry forums sponsored by these trade organizations. Mr. Lipow is frequently cited by The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times and Reuters for comments regarding recent news events.
Schreiner Parker
Vice President Latin America, Rystad Energy
Schreiner has been working for Rystad Energy for several years in the capacity of Vice President with a focus in Latin America based in Mexico City. After graduating with honors from the University of Texas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish and Portuguese, Schreiner spent a number of years working for a top U.K. based oil and gas research and consulting firm in their Rio...
Schreiner has been working for Rystad Energy for several years in the capacity of Vice President with a focus in Latin America based in Mexico City. After graduating with honors from the University of Texas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish and Portuguese, Schreiner spent a number of years working for a top U.K. based oil and gas research and consulting firm in their Rio de Janeiro office. Current and previous responsibilities include working with the national oil companies on the continent as well as developing relationships with governments, financial institutions and smaller independent E&P firms in the region. In 2015 Schreiner receivied a Master’s Degree in International Oil and Gas Management from the Gradute Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland.
David Fyfe
Chief Economist, Argus
David has more than 30 years’ experience of working in energy markets. Prior to joining Argus, David was most recently chief economist at commodity trading company Gunvor. Before this, he managed the oil industry and markets division of the International Energy Agency and edited its influential monthly Oil Market Report. David has a master’s degree in energy policy and ec...
David has more than 30 years’ experience of working in energy markets. Prior to joining Argus, David was most recently chief economist at commodity trading company Gunvor. Before this, he managed the oil industry and markets division of the International Energy Agency and edited its influential monthly Oil Market Report. David has a master’s degree in energy policy and economics from Imperial College London.
Euan Craik
Executive Vice-President, Global Petroleum
Euan Craik is chief executive of Argus Media Inc. in Houston and served on the board of directors of Argus Media Limited from 2005 until 2016. Since 2006, Euan has led the Argus management team in the Americas, expanding the reach of offices and breadth of services. He joined Argus in 1996, initially as a specialist on the Russian oil and gas industries. From 2000, Eua...
Euan Craik is chief executive of Argus Media Inc. in Houston and served on the board of directors of Argus Media Limited from 2005 until 2016. Since 2006, Euan has led the Argus management team in the Americas, expanding the reach of offices and breadth of services. He joined Argus in 1996, initially as a specialist on the Russian oil and gas industries. From 2000, Euan served as Argus’ Executive Editor, based in London, where he developed Argus’ LNG coverage and other areas of the global gas and power portfolio. In the early nineties, Euan worked in business journalism in Moscow, initially at the first post-Soviet business newspaper, Kommersant, then at the English-language Moscow Times. He was later awarded a fellowship at the Centre for Economic Performance of the London School of Economics.
Stephen Jones
Senior Vice President, Global Head of Oil Products, Argus
Stephen Jones is Global Head of Oil Products at Argus. Stephen joined Argus in 2017 as Senior Vice President and is based in Houston. He is responsible for Argus pricing solutions that meet the rapidly changing trading requirements for gasoline, jet fuel, diesel, marine fuels, base oils, asphalt, refinery feedstocks and biofuels markets. Stephen has expertise in all aspect...
Stephen Jones is Global Head of Oil Products at Argus. Stephen joined Argus in 2017 as Senior Vice President and is based in Houston. He is responsible for Argus pricing solutions that meet the rapidly changing trading requirements for gasoline, jet fuel, diesel, marine fuels, base oils, asphalt, refinery feedstocks and biofuels markets. Stephen has expertise in all aspects of the energy business, having served clients for over 30 years in the industry. Prior to Argus, Stephen was with Purvin & Gertz and IHS Market for 17 years where he was Vice President of the Refining & Marketing team. He has been an instrumental leader for large international teams that provided research and consulting services to clients in the upstream, crude oil markets, refining, natural gas liquids, chemicals, automotive, maritime, and midstream businesses. While at IHS Markit, Stephen was charged leading the Energy Product Management team and the integration of the legacy PFC Energy, Purvin & Gertz, and CERA market services. Stephen began his career in the energy business with Exxon at the world-class Baton Rouge Refinery where he advanced through a variety of technical support, business planning, engineering supervision, and operations management positions. He then held positions in Exxon’s Refining Headquarters and Supply & Trading teams in Houston where he gained expertise in crude oil trading, refinery optimization and market economics. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Tulane University.