Please join us for a discussion on the outlook for winter fuels. We aim to explore the implications of factors like changing weather patterns and ongoing Covid-19 pandemic on demand and prices as well as the balancing role of US supply of natural gas, propane, crude oil and heating oil in the market.

We are joined with Neil Atkinson, Head of Oil Industry and Markets Division at the International Energy Agency, and Chris Midgley, Head of Analytics for S&P Global Platts. Jason Lemme, who is on the Energy Forum Advisory Board and Managing Director at Hartree Partners, will moderate the discussion.

This event will be a virtual session on Zoom from 12:00 until 1:30 PM. Additional details will be provided to registered attendees prior to the session.


Neil Atkinson

Neil Atkinson is Head of the IEA’s Oil Industry and Markets Division and his primary role is editor of the monthly Oil Market Report. In addition, he oversees the publication of the IEA’s annual five-year oil market forecast and he interacts with IEA member governments, external stakeholders and the media on oil market issues.

A British citizen, Mr. Atkinson joined the IEA in January 2016 following 36 years of experience in oil analysis/management positions at Petroleos de Venezuela S.A., Platt’s, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, Energy Intelligence Group, KBC Energy Economics and Informa plc. He was Honorary Secretary of the British Institute of Energy Economics and is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Fuellers in London.

Chris Midgley

Chris Midgley is Head of Analytics for S&P Global Platts, a division of S&P Global and the leading provider of information and benchmarks for the energy and commodities markets. Chris is a member of the Platts Executive Committee.

Based in London, Chris leads and executes the strategy for Analytics, which combines in-depth commodity and energy market knowledge, analysis and algorithms with fundamental data to support customers' strategic decisions. With Chris’ expertise, S&P Global Platts Analytics is building a unique integrated energy markets view by combining the organic businesses developed within Platts and combining it with the legacy acquisitions, including PIRA Energy, RigData, Eclipse Energy, cFlow and Bentek Energy.

Chris brings over 25 years of oil industry experience, 20 years of which working with Shell, primarily in manufacturing, supply, trading and strategy. Before joining Platts in September 2017, Chris headed up Shell's Oil Markets Analysis division for four years, where he developed long-term outlooks to support the Group's investment decisions and strategies and as Shell Trading's Chief Economist providing short-term market views to inform trading positions. Chris has also been a director of a number of shipping and oil-related companies. He began his career with Exxon as a process engineer at its Fawley Refinery in the south of England.

Chris is a Chartered Engineer with a degree in chemical engineering from Loughborough University.


Jason Lemme

Jason Lemme is Managing Director at Hartree Partners and sits on the company’s Operating Committee.  Hartree is a proprietary commodity trading firm owned by management and funds controlled by Oaktree Capital. Mr. Lemme has served in various roles in trading, origination and investment since joining the company in 2002.  He graduated with a B.A. Economics (summa cum laude) from Rutgers University and earned a M.Sc. Global Market Economics from the London School of Economics.


12:00 - 1:30 PM: Presentation and Discussion


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