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This week's panelists: Joe McMonigle, Chris Cook and Tracy Shuchart.

  • Joe McMonigle weighs in on OPEC/JMMC meeting outlook
  • Tracy Shuchart on OPEX and contract roll
  • Chris Cook on forward curves
  • Group discussion on Geopolitics (Game of drones / Saudi Tanker attacks, Iran Sanctions, Venezuela, China trade war)
  • Group discussion on bull/bear arguments and crude oil price outlook

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Joe McMonigle

Joseph McMonigle is the senior energy policy analyst with Hedgeye Risk Management.  In addition, he is also the president and co-founder of The Abraham Group LLC, an international strategic consulting firm focused on the energy sector and based in Washington, D.C.

Mr. McMonigle is the former Vice Chairman of the Paris-based International Energy Agency, an international organization of oil consuming countries, whose core mission is to work for stable energy markets and respond with joint measures to meet oil supply emergencies.  He also served concurrently as U.S. Representative to the IEA (2003-2005).

In addition, Mr. McMonigle served as Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Energy, a cabinet department with a $23 billion budget and over 100,000 federal and contractor employees (2001-2005).

Mr. McMonigle also served as the American co-chair of the U.S.-China Energy Cooperation Working Group and led DOE’s bilateral activities and engagement with China. 

Before joining the Bush Administration, Mr. McMonigle was the administrative assistant and general counsel to a United States Senator.  He is also an attorney and member of the Energy Bar Association as well as the Pennsylvania and District of Columbia bars.


Chris Cook

Chris has been involved in the legal design, development and regulation of markets, enterprises, organisations and financial instruments for 25 years, including six years as a director of the pre-eminent global energy exchange, where among other innovations he was responsible for the legal design of the UK natural gas 'Balancing Point' futures contract & market.

In 1998 Chris designed and developed the first shared market transaction confirmation system and database (OilClear) which remains the backbone of leading global energy exchanges.

Since 2011 he has been a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Strategy, Resilience & Security at University College London where he researches and develops institutions & instruments enabling Financial Technology (Fintech) markets in services . As a Director of Nordic Enterprise Trust, Chris is prototyping in communities the risk, cost, surplus, data & knowledge sharing agreements and funding instruments which together comprise Fintech as a market in services.


Tracy Shuchart

Tracy started her career at the Chicago Board of Trades as a futures broker specializing in options and managed futures over 12 years ago. Soon after she moved to the trade floor where she managed an institutional trade desk, working with some of the top Investment Banks (Goldman, JPM, Soc Gen), Hedge Funds (SAC, D.E.SHAW), as well as energy OTC markets via CME Clearport.

Tracy is a graduate from University of Southern California with degrees in Political Science and International Relations with an emphasis on Middle East.

She now is an independent trader specializing in the energy markets.

You can follow Tracy on twitter: @chigrl