Refined Spots Coverage
Ben Brockwell | Director of Data, Pricing & Information Services
+1 732.730.2519 | Started with OPIS in 1980
Ben is considered the foremost expert on petroleum prices and benchmarking. His editorial prowess covers all markets from how TVAs impact jobber purchasing strategies to jet fuel prices and supply. Many of OPIS's most innovative products and services were created and developed under his leadership. He's often called upon to explain market conditions at top industry meetings. Ben is one of the founders of OPIS.
Denton Cinquegrana | Executive Editor, U.S. Refined Products
+1 732.730.2567 | Started with OPIS in 2001
Denton has covered just about every market for OPIS. When he first arrived, he covered NGLs and refinery feedstocks before moving to refined products. Currently, he covers the West Coast, where OPIS is the most heavily benchmarked and relied-upon daily publication for refined products. He graduated from Rutgers University in 1997 with a degree in Journalism and Mass Media.
Randy Lusby | Senior Markets Editor, U.S. Gulf Coast Gasoline
+1 301.287.2241 | Started with OPIS in 2003
Randy started as an entry-level customer service representative. He was promoted to Junior Editor in 2006 and quickly transitioned into a Senior Editor role after tackling the very active Gulf Coast refined spot market. Randy is a 2002 graduate of the journalism program at Towson University with a B.S. in Mass Communication.
Clif Linton | Senior Editor, U.S. & Europe Aviation
+1 510.227.5659 | Started with OPIS in 2003
Clif started covering the jet fuel markets in May 2011, which allows him to combine interests in petroleum and transportation. Previously he covered the natural gas liquids markets for OPIS. He developed the OPIS NGL Forwards Report, which was launched in 2009. He has more than 25 years of experience as a business journalist and has covered commodity markets for most of that time and has worked for Dow Jones Newswires and Investor's Business Daily. He graduated from the University of Maryland in 1985 with degrees in Economics and Journalism.
Tom Sosnowski | Senior Editor, Bunkers/Resid/ Feedstocks
+1 646.657.5109 | Started with OPIS in 2012
Tom covered heavy ends at Platts for nearly five years, beginning with residual fuel oil and finishing with bunker fuel and the shipping market. Tom has been certified by the Law Society of England and Wales in tanker chartering. Prior to joining Platts, Tom was a sportswriter, most notably for The Sporting News, as well as a business writer in various industries. Before entering the world of Journalism, Tom worked at the Chevron oil refinery in Perth Amboy, NJ. Tom has a Bachelor of Communications from Gettysburg College.
Lisa Street | Markets Editor, U.S. Refined Products
+1 832.466.2256 | Started with OPIS in 2010
Lisa joined OPIS following several years as an editor covering U.S. refined product cash markets with Platts. She provides spot coverage for the West Coast, Gulf Coast, and Midwest light end markets and also covers Europe's middle distillates market. Lisa earned a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Houston in 2007.
Carly Wright | Markets Editor, U.S. New York Harbor
+1 301.287.2530 | Started with OPIS in 2008
Carly started covering U.S. Mid-continent spot markets and less than a year later she took control of the New York Harbor refined products spots market, covering both gasoline and diesel fuel pricing. She is a 2008 graduate of the University of North Carolina-Wilmington with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. She is also a graduate of the English Literature program at the University of Wales.
Cory Wilchek | Markets Editor, U.S. Gulf Coast Distillates
+1 301.287.2010 | Started with OPIS in 2005
Cory started in the customer service department and moved to the editorial team in 2006. He graduated from Ithaca College in 2005 with a degree in Applied Psychology. Cory covers the Gulf Coast diesel and gasoline markets, the Midwest markets and the jet fuel market, as well as writing about NYMEX futures.
Jennifer Farrell Brumback | Markets Editor, U.S. Midwest
+1 860.426.2215 | Started with OPIS in 2011
Jennifer has covered the oil, power, renewables and shipping markets in the United States and Europe since 2008. She worked previously at Platts, The Philadelphia Inquirer and the St. Petersburg Times. Jennifer holds a Masters of Journalism from Temple University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from St. Lawrence University.
Paddy Gourlay | Editor, Europe Jet | Started with OPIS in 2010
Paddy has been a financial and commodity journalist for over 15 years, and has worked for Dow Jones, Point Carbon Thomson Reuters, Platts, and Insurance Times. He was also an oil broker for a year at Imarex in Norway, which is now part of Marex. He has a Bachelor of Science from Bristol University in Politics and Philosophy, and is based in Edinburgh.
Nicole Smolenski | Associate Markets Editor, U.S. Gulf Coast Distillates
+1 301.287.2528 | Started with OPIS in 2011
Nicole began as a Customer Account Executive and her desire to dive deeper into the fascinating oil industry led her to pursue a position in Editorial soon after. Nicole graduated from York College of PA with a degree in Finance and Economics.
Corey Walker | Contributing Editor, NY Harbor and Gulf Coast Spot Markets
+1 301.287.2395 | Started with OPIS in 2012
Corey joins OPIS as a contributing editor in the New York Harbor and Gulf Coast spot markets. Prior to joining the editorial team, he worked in the fields of education and entertainment after graduating Magna Cum Laude from The George Washington University in 2010 with a degree in Economics. He also served as a House Page for the 108th Congress of the United States.
Charles Kim | Markets Editor, Asia | Started with OPIS in 2010
Charles is a Korean native speaker with fluency in English, and has a bachelor's degree in Financial Management from the National University of Ireland. Charles has been covering Asian naphtha markets since joining OPIS. Currently, Charles is based in South Korea.
Eunyoung Joo | Markets Editor, Asia | Started with OPIS in 2011
Eunyoung has over 15 years of global experience in trilingual environments working as an international liason for a non-profit organization operating between Singapore, Korea and Japan. She is a native Korean speaker with full fluency in Japanese and English. Currently based in Japan, she has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Ehwa Women's University (Seoul, Korea).
Diane T. Miller | Director, LPG/NGLs/Feedstocks
+1 732.730.2530 | Started with OPIS in 1982
Diane is widely acknowledged to be the most experienced, knowledgeable and well-versed journalist in the industry on the NGL industry and NGL trading. OPIS NGL market coverage is the most highly referenced and relied-upon in the industry, and has long set the standard for market coverage and news reporting, as is OPIS's International Feedstocks Intelligence report which covers refinery operations and feedstocks trading. Diane holds a BAAS with a major in English Literature-Journalism and a minor in French and Art History.
Mary Welge | Senior Markets Editor, Resid/Feedstocks
+1 732.730.2563 | Started with OPIS in 1993
Mary has covered a broad spectrum of spot markets, including refined products, VGO and naphtha feedstocks, natural gas liquids, and residual fuel, as well as the NYMEX energy futures market. She also spearheaded extensive coverage of gasoline and diesel fuel regulations through the years. She previously followed downstream oil news for both the OPIS and Oil Express newsletters and received two key journalism excellence awards for exclusive news coverage in 2010.
Brad Addington | Senior Markets Editor, Feedstocks
+1 509.624.1012 | Started with OPIS in 1999
Brad has been covering intermediate refinery feedstock markets since joining OPIS, and he started covering Brazilian ethanol in 2008. He also has extensive experience covering U.S. refined product spot markets and natural gas liquids. He has a strong background in Latin America, having earned a bachelor's degree in Latin American Studies as well as a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Kansas in 1989. He has made several reporting trips to Latin America and has interviewed the heads of state oil companies, energy agencies, and biofuel producers in the region.
Karen Tang | Senior Markets Editor, Europe LPG | Started with OPIS in 2011
Karen joined the OPIS team to cover the European LPG markets. She is based in London, and previously worked as a reporter at Argus Media and a market analyst at Saudi Aramco. Karen is from Sydney and has lived abroad in China and Spain. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New South Wales, with her thesis on the restructuring of the electricity industry in Australia.
Jessica Nesterak | Markets Editor, North American NGLs
+1 301.287.2721 | Started with OPIS in 2003
Jessica's early career was working for daily newspapers, covering New Jersey politics, during which time she received awards and commendations for investigative reporting and news features. While at OPIS, Jessica has extensively covered every U.S. refined products market, provided in-depth futures market analysis, managed major benchmarking initiatives and spearheaded product development. She now covers natural gas liquids markets throughout North America. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree, magna cum laude, in Journalism and Professional Writing from The College of New Jersey in 1998.
Michael Angell | Markets Editor, NGLs/Feedstocks
+1 646.476.4180 | Started with OPIS in 2009
Michael has extensive business reporting experience, covering energy, technology and investment banking. He joined OPIS's spot gas liquids reporting team after editing a mergers and acquisitions newsletter. Prior to OPIS, he worked for FactSet Research, Investor's Business Daily and Petroleum Argus. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in English Literature/American Studies.
Sheela Tobben | Associate Reporter, North American NGLs
+1 718.216.3268 | Started with OPIS in 2011
Sheela moved to OPIS after working for Platts for 15 years. She is from Singapore and started her career in journalism with Knight-Ridder Financial News covering various commodities traded in the Asian Pacific. Sheela has extensive experience covering various conferences in the Middle East and the Asia Pacific. She has worked in London covering energy markets including the North Sea Brent crude market and is currently based in New York.
Jack Brewster | Senior Editor NGLs, Latin America
+57 7699-8119 | Started with OPIS in 2012
Jack Brewster founded Gas Processors Report, the original news source of the U.S. midstream industry, in 1983. Over the 17 years that he wrote and edited the newsletter, coverage expanded to Canada, and GPR became the indispensable news source for the North American gas pipeline industry, the gas gathering and processing industry, and the natural gas liquids supply and logistics segment. In 2004, Jack relocated to Colombia and covered the midstream gas industry as well as electric power in Brazil. Raised in Wheaton, Illinois, Jack attended Duke University, Durham NC, and earned a B.A. in economics. After a varied early career, he broke into the oil & gas industry in 1977 and became a staff executive with Gas Processors Association, Tulsa OK, in 1980.
Tom Kloza | Chief Oil Analyst
+1 732.730.2558 | Started with OPIS in 1980
Tom has analyzed crude oil, refined products, and gas liquids for nearly four decades. He has written commentary for Marketwatch and is a regular guest commentator for Bloomberg Financial Markets and NPR Marketplace. He has also appeared on CNBC, Nightline, the CBS Morning Show, and Good Morning America. Tom has commented specifically on OPEC matters and U.S. gasoline and diesel prices for BBC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, CBS News, and ABC. Tom is one of the founders of OPIS.
Edgar Ang | Managing Editor, OPIS Electronic News
+1 718.360.8747 | Started with OPIS in 2005
Edgar has covered news and oil pricing at OPIS, Platts, Reuters, Dow Jones, ICIS-LOR, Knight-Ridder Financial News and Tradewinds. He has also written about crude, oil products, natural gas, electricity, grains, edible oils, shipping and petrochemical. Edgar graduated from California State University Fresno with bachelor and master degrees in mass communication and journalism in 1995.
Jiwon Chung | Managing Director, Asia
+65 6337.3519 | Started with OPIS in 2008
Jiwon joined OPIS to be responsible for its Asian operations. He began his career in the price reporting industry at Platts in 1998 and then moved to Reuters and became Senior Energy Reporter in 2003. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Ashland University in Ohio.
Beth Heinsohn | Senior News Editor
+1 201.417.6791 | Started with OPIS in 2008
Beth is a veteran journalist who has covered upstream and downstream oil markets as well as petroleum industry news for 23 years. Prior to joining OPIS, Beth was a special writer, editor and reporter on the energy desk of Dow Jones Newswires; wrote for The Moscow Times and Russian Petroleum Investor in Russia and served as a senior market editor at Platts. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a degree in English and received her master's degree from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. Beth has appeared on ABC, Good Day New York, CBS News at 5 and CNBC to discuss gasoline prices.
Donna Harris | Senior Editor of Oil Express
+1 540.668.7295 | Started with OPIS in 2011
Donna is an award-winning journalist whose career spans both the petroleum and automotive industries. Prior to joining OPIS, Donna spent more than 20 years covering automotive retailing, specializing in franchise law, as well as finance and insurance. She has also worked for National Petroleum News, U.S. Oil Week and the National Association of Convenience Stores.
Michael Kelly | Copy Editor
+1 301.287.2369 | Started with OPIS in 2007
Michael copy edits alerts, newsletters, marketing and conference materials and a variety of OPIS products. He has extensive experience in editorial work including textbook publishing and developing online training courses for various trade associations. He graduated from the University of Maryland in 1986 with a degree in English.
Spencer Kelly | Editor, Renewables
+1 301.287.2731 | Started with OPIS in 2002
Spencer joined OPIS following several years as an editor covering energy and the renewable fuels industry with Platts and Hart Energy Publications. Prior to that, Spencer spent nine years with Capitol Publications covering the petroleum industry for U.S. Oil Week, focusing on wholesale fuel markets as editor of the publication's weekly Price Monitor. He is an honors graduate of the University of Maryland with degrees in Economics and Arts and Humanities.
Rachel Gantz | Editor, Renewable Fuels
+1 301.287.2629 | Started with OPIS in 2006
Rachel has been writing about renewable fuels, energy and air quality issues since 1999, with a specific focus on policy. Prior to joining OPIS, Rachel was editor of Oxy-Fuel News, a biofuel-related newsletter published by Hart Publications and was a writer for AIR Daily, later acquired by Petroleum Argus. Rachel graduated in 1999 with a degree in English from the University of Maryland.
Michael Schneider | Biofuels Markets Editor
+1 201.264.8132 | Started with OPIS in 2011
Michael spent eight years at Platts as an editor on its Global Alert desk before taking a position as an editor with Dow Jones Newswires. He joined Standard & Poor's as editorial manager before returning to Platts for two years. Michael received a degree in journalism from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut.
Brit Elizalde | Staff Writer and Conference Specialist
+1 301.287.2346 | Started with OPIS in 2010
Brit writes about the emerging electric transportation market and renewable fuels, in addition to her duties helping organize OPIS conferences. Brit graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Towson University in 2008.
Robert Gough | Director of Content Development
+1 301.287.2496 | Started with OPIS in 2005
Bob is a career journalist who has been writing about petroleum products, oil, renewable fuels and energy for 28 years. Prior to joining OPIS, Bob was Editorial Director for Hart Publications and served as a Managing Editor for U.S. Oil Week and C-Store Week, which were later purchased by OPIS. Bob graduated from Michigan State University in 1983 with a degree in English.
Brian Norris | Associate Director, Retail Pricing/Business Development
+1 301.287.2413 | Started with OPIS in 2005
Brian joined OPIS in 2005 and has worked in a variety of sales and marketing roles throughout his tenure. As Associate Director of Retail Pricing and Business Development, he works to ensure the integrity and accuracy of the real-time prices and margins that OPIS receives that are updated at more than 125,000 unique stations nationwide. He also works on developing new products and expanding the current product offering within the OPIS retail group. Brian graduated from Washington College in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management
Tim Wright | Director, Business Development, Europe
+184.108.40.2060771 | Started with OPIS in 2007
Tim is the manager of business development for OPIS in Europe based in the oil shipping community of Donsö in Sweden. He has a distinguished career in oil industry journalism, having worked as the European Editor for Hydrocarbon Processing and, prior to that, having launched a successful refining newsletter and chaired two annual industry conferences for Hart Publications. Tim has a Masters Degree in Print Journalism from Goldsmiths College, University of London, and did freelance writing for several UK newspapers including The Times, The Guardian, The Independent and The Observer.
Tanya Feyereisen | Director, Rack Product Development; Publisher, OPIS/Stalsby Directories
+1 301.287.2531 | Started with OPIS in 2005
Tanya joined OPIS with the acquisition of Axxis Petroleum, where she started in 1998. She is responsible for all operations, internal sales support and customer care operational activities in the St. Paul, MN office. She works closely with the customer base in determining new product development and product enhancements that continually improve OPIS. She has developed and trained the team responsible for the technical automation, process improvement and documentation of the St. Paul operations.
Terri Summerhayes | Director of Pricing Services
+1 732.730.2517 | Started with OPIS in 2002
Terri collects and publishes wholesale prices and is responsible for ensuring that the multiple daily OPIS benchmark deadlines are met and oversees the quality control techniques to guarantee pricing integrity. She is in constant contact with industry experts to stay ahead of the dynamic oil industry.
Sharon Fielding-Schneider | Director, New Product Dev., Publisher OPIS Lubricants Report
+1 732.730.2537 | Started with OPIS in 1987
Sharon has worn many different hats at OPIS, including editorial copy, market coverage for natural gas liquids and refinery feedstocks. She has also served as the Director of Rack Pricing and managed the OPIS/Stalsby Group. Sharon has developed many OPIS products and has gained oil market expertise from her various OPIS roles and is currently focused on one of OPIS's new products, the OPIS Lubricants Report.