Please join us for our annual discussion on the outlook for winter fuels where we explore seasonal weather trends and impact on global demand for all winter fuels including natural gas, propane and crude oil and heating oil. This year, in particular, soaring energy prices in Europe and Asia have raised concerns that winter weather could further strain the market and exacerbate fuel shortages. Even worse, bouts of cold weather could see gas and electricity prices soaring to levels to destroy demand — and along with it economic growth globally.  We will explore the global supply trends and the underlying factors for not just higher, but record high gas and electricity prices. More broadly, we will look at how climate change and severe weather events are impacting the market and volatility of fuel prices. Are more volatile fuel prices inevitable as the world accelerates its transition to clean energy?

We are joined by Amrita Sen who is Founder and Director of Research at Energy Aspects, and Nicole Leonard who manages S&P Global Platts cross-commodity analytics and client engagement. Ed Morse, Chair of the Energy Forum Advisory Board and Managing Director and Global Head of Commodity Research at Citigroup, will moderate the discussion.

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


Amrita Sen

Amrita Sen is the Founder and Director of Research at Energy Aspects. Amrita leads Energy Aspects’ analysis and forecasting of crude and products markets. Amrita’s deep understanding of the complex relationships within the global energy sector, her wealth of industry contacts and 12 years of experience, allow for a unique perspective on market outlook. She holds an MPhil in Economics from Cambridge University, a BSc in Economics from the University of Warwick, and has a PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She was formerly Chief Oil Analyst for Barclays Capital and is frequently featured in leading media outlets, including the Financial Times, BBC News, Reuters, Bloomberg, CNBC, Wall Street Journal, and Sky News. Amrita is regarded as a leading authority on oil markets and a sought-after speaker for top industry conferences.

Nicole Leonard

Nicole Leonard manages Platts Analytics cross-commodity analytics and client engagement, showcasing Platts Analytics integrated outlook on the interdependency of commodities and the fundamentals and trends that drive individual commodity markets. She has held senior analyst positions on Platts Analytics’ crude oil, NGL, and natural gas teams and managed countless Custom Analytics bespoke projects, during which time she contributed to various reports, built relevant and durable quantitative models, and facilitated the expansion of crude and product analysis at Platts Analytics. Ms. Leonard provides commodity market updates to over 100 S&P Global clients per year, and showcases Platts Analytics’ analysis at over a dozen conferences, annual meetings, and forums each year.


Ed Morse

Edward L. Morse is Chair of the Energy Forum Advisory Board and Managing Director and Global Head of Commodities Research at Citi. He held similar positions at Lehman Brothers and Credit Suisse. He has taught at Princeton, Columbia and Johns Hopkins universities, worked as the Council on Foreign Relations, served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Policy, and in management at Phillips Petroleum. A co-founder of PFC Energy, a former publisher of "Petroleum Intelligence Weekly", he also worked at Hess Energy Trading Company. Among his consulting experiences has been designing Yemen's oil pricing policy and consulting for the UN Security Council on the design and negotiation of the Oil-for-Food Program for Iraq. Morse frequently writes guest editorials for The Financial Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post and often is a commentator for Bloomberg TV and CNBC. He serves on advisory boards at Columbia and Princeton Universities and the business school at the University of Colorado. He is a Senior Fellow of both the USAEE and the IEEJ and in 2018 was named by Petroleum Economist in its inaugural “Global Energy Elite” issue as among the ten most prominent individuals in energy banking and finance.

Dr. Morse earned his doctorate in politics at Princeton University and his master’s degree at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.


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


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