HC Group’s liquid fuels and chemicals practice supports the international midstream and downstream fuels markets. We partner organisations involved in the transportation, storage, refining, marketing and distribution of crude oil, refined products, LNG, renewable fuels, transition fuels and petrochemicals.
HC Group has a long-established presence across the energy midstream and downstream value chains, and an extensive track record of partnering some of the world's leading oil and gas producers, trading houses, refiners and shipping companies in the development of world class trading, marketing and procurement platforms.
Decarbonization as a future differentiator of services is fast becoming a focus for many of the world's leading fuel providers. Production of renewable diesel, hydrogen fuel cells, methanol and ammonia are just a few of the clean transport technologies being developed.
We work closely with our technology, sustainability and renewables colleagues in helping clients capture commercial opportunities from next generation fuel products and technologies.
- Crude Oil
- Fuel Oil & Feedstocks
- Middle Distillates (Jet Fuel, Diesel, Gasoil)
- Specialties (Bitumen, Base Oils, Lubricants)
- Light Ends (Gasoline, Naphtha, Condensates)
- LPG & NGLs
- Petrochemicals (Aromatics, Olefins, Polymers)
- Biofuels (Biodiesel, Bio-feedstocks, Ethanol)
- Transition Fuels (Ammonia, Methanol, Hydrogen)
- Wet Freight
- C-Suite (CEO, CCO, COO)
- Supply & Trading (Physical & Derivatives)
- Marketing & Origination (Physical & Derivatives)
- Capital Markets (Principal Investments, M&A, Structured & Trade Finance)
- Research & Analytics
- Shipping & Logistics (Chartering, Freight Trading, Shipping & Trading Operations, Blending, Demurrage & Loss Control)
- Refining & Terminals (Commercial & Technical)
Laura joined HC Group in 2021 and is a Director working within the Liquid Fuels and Chemicals practice in London.
Anoush joined HC Group in 2013 and spearheads the Liquid Fuels and Chemicals practice in the EMEA region.
Victoria joined HC Group in 2019 and works within the EMEA Liquid Fuels practice.
Jamie TranterNew York
Jamie first joined HC Group in 2009, before leaving in 2016 and returning in 2020 to manage the New York office.
Douglas joined HC Group as a Director in 2019 to lead our APAC Liquid Fuels and Chemicals practice from Singapore.
Andrew WatsonSão Paulo
Andrew joined HC Group in 2015 and is responsible for managing Latin America.
Amelia joined HC Group in 2018 and is a Senior Associate based in Singapore.
Daniel joined HC Group in 2007 and is a Director working within the Liquid Fuels and Chemicals practice in London.
James joined HC Group in 2021 as an Associate within the Liquid Fuels & Chemicals practice based in Singapore.
Jonathan KimuraSão Paulo
Jonathan joined HC Group in 2021 and is focused on the commodities and natural resources in Brazil.
Shanez joined HC Group in 2020 and is an Associate working within the Liquid Fuels and Chemical practice in London.
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Interview with Emmanuel Desplechin, Secretary-General of ePURE: the beauty of ethanol, threats and shaping a plan B.
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Testament to the interest in ethanol is a growing number of companies establishing ethanol and biofuels trading desks.
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It is becoming clear that the results of 2020 will be difficult to repeat, particularly in the crude & fuel oil markets.
Redefining excellence in commodity trading
HC Insider speaks to Karey Baum, Founder of Pegasus Commodities, to find out more about her team of former traders.
Crude Oil Trading: The hottest seat in the energy transition with Kurt Chapman
As we embark on energy transition, oil trading will not only become more crucial but more lucrative.
Fuelling the future: the growing demand for biofuels trading talent
Energy majors and commodity traders are jostling to invest in carbon-neutral alternatives like biofuels.
Special Episode: Is the tanker market on the road to recovery? A Reuters Events Webinar
Paul Chapman moderated a Reuters webinar on the state of the crude and products freight market.
Abu Dhabi: the next global commodities hub with Mark Cutis
The launch of the Murban Crude Oil Futures, Abu Dhabi has signaled more than a wish to price its own oil production.
Betting on biofuels: a bridge to the future with Walter Cronin
Will renewable diesel overcome rising feedstock prices and the food for fuel debate?
Trading Green Ammonia with Christophe Savi
Is ammonia a real contender in the energy transition?
2021 outlook for private equity and principal investment
In 2020, we saw large private equity firms focus on internal investment and portfolio growth.
Commercializing Clean Hydrogen Now with Calvin Johnson
By 2030, we will have a vibrant hydrogen economy.
Crude Oil: view from a producer with Nick Allen
Nick Allen, GM of Global Crude and NGLs at ConocoPhillips, joins us to discuss the state of the crude oil markets.
Hydrogen: something for everyone with Dr. JJ Traynor
Joining us to explain the why, what, & how of hydrogen is Dr. JJ Traynor, principal & co-founder of HydrogenOne Capital.