MVEnergyWeek7This week’s panel: Anas Alhajji, Joe McMonigle and Patricia Hemsworth

  • Dr. Anas Alhajji on the tanker attacks and who might have been responsible
  • Pat Hemsworth on the marked changes in forward curves and open interest in recent weeks
  • Joe McMonigle on the OPEC+ meeting
  • Group discussion on tanker attacks, who benefits, who could have been responsible
  • Group discussion on OPEC+, G20, FOMC, and China Trade
  • Outlook for the week ahead from all panelists


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Dr. Anas F. Alhajji

Dr. Anas F. Alhajji is a highly respected energy economist, researcher, writer and a speaker with more than 900 papers, articles and columns to his credit . He focuses on oil and gas market outlook, energy geopolitics, energy security, and the impact of disruptive technologies on the supply and demand of energy.

Before his recent role as a Managing Partner at Energy Outlook Advisors LLC, he was the former Chief Economist of NGP Energy Capital Management. He led the Firm’s macro-analysis of the oil, natural gas and related markets as well as the overall economic environment. He was responsible for the short-term and long term outlooks for oil, natural gas, NGLs, and LNG markets.

Dr. Alhajji’s articles appeared in numerous countries in more than 10 languages, and his work is cited in over 60 books. He has addressed numerous companies, institutions, and national and international organizations. He also serves on the board of several energy-related publications. He is a contributing editor for the one of the industry’s premier publications: World Oil. He is also the moderator of the industry’s oldest virtual Forum: Oil, Gas, & Energy Law (OGEL)

Prior to joining NGP, Dr. Alhajji taught economics at the University of Oklahoma (1995 to 1997), the Colorado School of Mines (1997 to 2001), and Ohio Northern University (2001 to 2008), where he held the George Patton Chair of Business and Economics. Dr. Alhajji taught courses in economics, energy economics and policy, and energy geopolitics.
Dr. Alhajji was educated in Syria, Saudi Arabia, and the United States. He holds M.A. in Economics, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Oklahoma, with a specialization in energy economics and policy. He received many awards including the Teaching Excellence Award and the Outstanding Mentor Award in addition to many prizes in woodworking.

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.

Patricia Hemsworth

Patricia A. Hemsworth is a SVP at Paragon Global Markets where she works with commercial energy clients to help them devise and execute hedging strategies.  She is particularly involved with the hedging the exposure of refineries and works as well with product distributors and traders and works with the value chain of biofuels as well.   Patricia also has been an official at both the ICE/NYBOT where she was managing director, responsible for product development.  She led a product marketing and research team at Aquila Energy Trade; she was also Director, Power, natural gas and coal product development and marketing at NYMEX.  She has worked in commodity derivatives product development, marketing and consulting over her 30+ year career.  Her experience also includes managing several energy trading/brokerage efforts at several banks.  She can be found on twitter @phemsworth or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..