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 & is a Portfolio Director working within the Liquid Fuels & Chemicals practice in London.
Anoush joined HC Group in 2013 and is Managing Director for HC Group's EMEA commercial activities in London.
Victoria ToddAbu Dhabi
Victoria joined HC Group in 2019 and works within the EMEA Liquid Fuels practice.
Andrew WatsonSão Paulo
Andrew joined HC Group in 2015 and is responsible for managing Latin America.
Alex joined HC Group in 2023 and works within the Liquid Fuels & Chemicals, LNG, Power & Carbon practices in Singapore.
Amelia joined HC Group in 2018 and is a Director based in Singapore.
Danielle Smith joined HC Group in 2022 and works within the Liquid Fuels & Chemicals practice in Houston.
David joined HC Group in 2008 and is the Managing Director in Houston, overseeing HC Group's North American activities.
Ed joined HC Group as an Associate in 2022 and works within the Liquid Fuels and Petrochemicals practice in London.
Jonathan KimuraSão Paulo
Jonathan joined HC Group in 2021 and is focused on the commodities and natural resources in Brazil.
Joseph joined HC Group in 2022 and works within the Liquid Fuels & Chemicals practice in Houston.
Robert Wells joined HC Group in 2022 and works within the Liquid Fields and Chemicals practice in London.
Shanez joined HC Group in 2020 and is an Associate working within the Liquid Fuels and Chemical practice in London.
Faisal HamedAbu Dhabi
Faisal joined HC Group in 2022 and is based in Abu Dhabi to support the growth of our Middle East business.
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