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Luis Colasante

Sogefi Group

Contributor since: 23 Aug 2016

Luis Colasante

Luis Colasante is the Group Energy Manager and Head of Economic Research at Sogefi Group. He is in charge of developing the Group energy strategies and policies; as well as macroeconomic research for the Purchasing Commodity Department of the Group. He provides analysis in forex, interest rate, commodities as well as energy trading strategies and hedging. Prior to that, he was the Lead International Energy Trader of Sogefi Group (2012-2014). From 2009- 2012 Luis was Energy Manager at Exelcia developing “Energy Certificates” and he worked at EDF, Engie (GDF-Suez), Petroplus and other listed energy companies. Luis has published works including a paper concerning to energy saving (Ecole des Mines de Paris), and has also been invited speaker in different energy related meetings. Luis Colasante has a Masters Degree in Quantative Finance from the University Paris Dauphine, a Certificate in Quantative Finance I & II Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique “ENSAE” and a Masters Degree in Energy Systems and Policies from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris and Luis holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from University de Los Andes (Mérida-Venezuela).

Latest articles from Luis

  • Can Oil Majors Continue To Beat Estimates?

    Published 18 November 2017 | viewed 11,367 times

    Over the last decade, driven by high growth and increasing demand, oil prices soared to $140 per barrel. Then came 2016, and per-barrel prices plummeted…

  • How Blockchain Is Transforming The Energy Industry

    Published 23 October 2017 | viewed 24,804 times

    Commodity and energy trading houses have proven that they can adapt their business model in an economy that imposes more capital requirements and regulations every…

  • What A Fed Rate Hike Means For U.S. Shale

    Published 23 September 2017 | viewed 16,193 times

    North American shale oil and gas companies have proven that they can adapt their business model through the lower crude oil prices cycle. Now, the…

  • U.S. Sanctions On Venezuela Could Boost Gasoline Prices

    Published 15 August 2017 | viewed 12,862 times

    For over five months, hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans have taken to the streets of the country to protest against the dictatorial Venezuelan regime. Since…

  • Venezuela’s National Oil Company On Its Last Legs

    Published 18 July 2017 | viewed 40,186 times

    On Sunday 9th, 2017 Venezuela hit a hundred days of anti-dictatorial regime demonstrations. Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans have taken over main streets and roads…

  • Cash Strapped Venezuela To Import Gasoline As Crisis Escalates

    Published 20 May 2017 | viewed 33,838 times

    For over forty days, hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans have taken over the main streets and roads of the country to protest against the dictatorial…

  • Venezuela’s Maduro Tightens His Grip On Power

    Published 08 April 2017 | viewed 15,086 times

    Venezuela’s economic, humanitarian and political crisis hit critical levels at the end of March, when Venezuela’s president and the Supreme Court of Justice initiated a…

  • New EU Energy Strategy To Create Up To 900,000 Jobs

    Published 25 January 2017 | viewed 12,593 times

    On 30 November 2016, the European Commission officially released its “Clean Energy for All Europeans” package, also known as “Winter Package” i.e., moving the EU…

  • The Venezuelan Crisis Continues To Spiral Out Of Control

    Published 12 December 2016 | viewed 19,564 times

    Venezuela’s economic, humanitarian and political crisis has not shown any sign of improving since the opposition and the government started “the dialogue” mediated by the…

  • Is It Time For A Single Energy Market In Europe?

    Published 08 October 2016 | viewed 9,764 times

    On the 25th of February 2015, the European Commission adopted its strategy for a European Energy Union. The goal of a resilient Energy Union with…

  • Clinton Versus Trump: The Biggest Difference In Energy Policy

    Published 13 September 2016 | viewed 22,202 times

    With less than 60 days before United States presidential election, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump propose two opposed energy…

  • Is Doomsday Inevitable For Venezuela?

    Published 24 August 2016 | viewed 64,479 times

    Venezuela is facing the worst economic and humanitarian crisis in its history. Venezuela has been hit by the 24 months collapse in oil prices. Its…

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