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Houston Chapter
USAEE Chapters

The Houston Chapter of the United States Association for Energy Economics is committed to expanding the reach of energy information in both the private and public sectors of Houston, and the surrounding area.

The chapter holds monthly luncheon meetings featuring guest speakers at the Houston Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank (1801 Allen Parkway, Houston, TX 77019). Most of the meetings are held at noon on the second Thursday of each month from September through May. For more information, please contact any of the officers listed below.

If you have any specific questions about the Houston Chapter, contact any of the below representatives. They can help answer any questions you may have.

Houston Officers


Vick Natrajan
Email: VNatrajan@chevron.com

Vice President

Jesse Thompson
Business Economist
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas – Houston Branch
Email: jesse.thompson@dal.frb.org


Amy Brock
Market Intelligence Advisor
Email: abrock@chevron.com


Islam Rizvanoghlu
Instructional Assistant Professor
University of Houston
Email: irizvano@Central.UH.EDU

Past USAEE Houston Chapter Officers

October Monthly Meeting

Date/Time: Thursday, Nov 8 2018 - 11:30am doors open for networking; meeting starts at 12 noon
Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas,
Houston Branch (1801 Allen Parkway)

Topic: Short and Medium term Outlook for the Oil Markets

Speaker: Claudio Galimberti


Precarious Balance: The Oil Market Outlook for 2018

The Houston Chapter of the United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE), in conjuction with The Houston Economics Club (THEC), cordially invites you to join us for our meeting on Tuesday, October 16th 2018. Registration closes on October 15th at noon!

Claudio Galimberti joined S&P Global Platts recently as the Head of Demand and Refining and member of Platts Analytics Leadership team. He oversees the global Oil Demand Outlook and forecasting, the World Refining Outlook and Database, and the world Macroeconomic Outlook. He also manages the global Agriculture Analytics, which comprises Biofuels, Grains and Sugar. He is an economist, with a MA in Economics from Bocconi University, a Master in Finance from Tulane University and is completing his PhD in Finance at EDHEC. He joined S&P in April after 16 years at Shell where he held a number of commercial roles in Trading, Supply, Retail and B2B Fuels. His last role at Shell was in Group Strategy and Shell Trading in the Oil Market Analysis, where he had global responsibility for oil demand forecasting, Downstream Competitive Intelligence, macroeconomic forecasting and optionality valuation in project economics. He also contributed to the design and development of the most recent Shell Scenarios, with particular focus on the potential paths of the energy transition in the short and long-term

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USAEE Houston Chapter Annual Membership

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Join Houston's premiere Energy and Economics professional organization!

The United States Association for Energy and Economics (USAEE) Houston Chapter benefits from being located in the 'hub' of the energy capital of the world - Houston, TX! This allows our organziation to reach out to and attract well-respected top tier industry professionals as speakers on a monthly basis for timely, relevant, and often times lively discussion topics.

Meeting at the Federal Reserve Building, enjoy a full-service three-course sit down plated lunch while networking with industry professionals with energy and economics backgrounds and focus. Then enjoy a presentation on a timely topic related to energy and economics with opportunities for questions and discussion with the guest speaker.

Great Member Benefits:

  • members' discounted registration rate ($10 less per event) ...Attend three events and the membership more than pays for itself!!
  • elect chapter officers
  • satisfaction of joining Houston's premier professional and educational forum for energy economics.

**Note: Membership in the National USAEE organization is separate from local chapter membership. To become a member of the national organization, visit: https://www.usaee.org/application.aspx.

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