Director of Energy Research
Daniel is responsible for the development of new products and maintaining CME Group's current product lines. He has focused on developing the Exchange's clearing services for the petrochemical, NGL, and oil markets, and has handled many major enhancements to the NYMEX crude oil and petroleum products futures contracts.
Kathy Hall, Executive Editor PetroChem Wire Kathy is the Executive Editor or the PetroChem Wire, a daily newsletter she created in 2007 to serve the US olefins and polymers markets by providing useful and clear information about commodity chemical pricing and operations. Prior to starting the PetroChem Wire, she spent more than 10 years as a commodity markets reporter and editor at Platts.
Mark Quiner, Senior Editor PetroChem Wire Mark is involved in the daily reporting and writing of the PetroChem Wire newsletter and production of its market indexes. He has also done several large studies on US ethylene, propylene and ethane pipeline logistics, working with industry players to compile a complete database and map of the Gulf coast petrochemical and NGLs infrastructure.
How do you feel about the new risk management opportunities for the polyethylene and polypropylene chains? Excited? Nervous? Cautiously optimistic? However you feel, you can bet that you are not alone. Twenty years ago, when the risk management opportunities were introduced to the energy markets, there were also a lot of questions. Discussing the roles of futures contracts, transparency, liquidity and pricing benchmarks as a community helps markets evolve and gain new efficiencies. Key directors at CME Group (NYMEX became part of CME Group in 2008) who have developed the PE and PP futures contracts, along with the editors of the daily PetroChem Wire newsletter, are pleased to lead the discussion that brings comfort to people in the marketplace to begin using these risk management tools with confidence.
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