James Burleigh

European Oil Market Analyst
 
James Burleigh

I am a 30-year veteran of oil markets and now part of the Wood Mackenzie Short-Term Oil Team. As Genscape’s European Oil Market Analyst, I am responsible for analyzing various real-time data points in key European regions such as the ARA, for the proprietary intelligence reports we offer. Prior to Genscape, I made my way through various roles in the oil market, giving me a comprehensive portfolio of industry expertise. I worked for over a decade as an oil futures broker on the International Petroleum Exchange (IPE) in the days of open-outcry trading and subsequently as an oil derivatives trader at multi-national corporations. I also worked for Petroineos as a gasoline trader where I was also responsible for analyzing and hedging the company’s refinery margin exposure. Prior to that, I was the team leader for oil futures trading at BP and also spent 5 years working in their global gasoline trading team. My background in oil derivatives trading includes arbitrage, time spread, and cross-product trading of crude oil and products in the swaps and futures markets. I am uniquely positioned to put our short-term data into market context and advise clients on the application of our analysis in real-time trading scenarios.