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.
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.
Anoush joined HC Group in 2013 and spearheads the Liquid Fuels and Chemicals practice in the EMEA region.
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.
Amelia joined HC Group in 2018 and is a Senior Associate based in Singapore.
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.
Joseph joined HC Group in 2022 and works within the Liquid Fuels & Chemicals practice in Houston.
Shanez joined HC Group in 2020 and is an Associate working within the Liquid Fuels and Chemical practice in London.
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In Conversation With… Gina Fyffe, CEO of Integra Petrochemicals
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Trading Operators: An Evolving & Critical Role for Trading Desks
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Race for Derivatives Talent Intensifies as Financial Players Make Comeback
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40 Classic Crude Oil Trades with Owain Johnson
A unique window into the world of oil trading and the traders that drive the markets.
Interview with Emmanuel Desplechin, Secretary-General of ePURE
Interview with Emmanuel Desplechin, Secretary-General of ePURE: the beauty of ethanol, threats and shaping a plan B.
Fuelling the Future: Carving a Road for Ethanol as a Transport Fuel
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Trading houses and funds up their game on decarbonisation
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Redefining excellence in commodity trading
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