SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources

Industrial Info Resources

September 19, 2011 06:40 ET

IIR Energy Hires Dave Elpers to Enhance Customer Experience for Refined Products Users

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - Sep 19, 2011) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Dave Elpers has joined IIR Energy (Sugar Land, Texas) as an energy intelligence analyst to enhance the experience of customers using IIR Energy's Petroleum Refining service.

"I used IIR Energy for five years as a refined products trading analyst," Elpers said. "I'm bringing that customer viewpoint to IIR Energy to ensure we stay current on customer needs and that our services help customers trade energy optimally.

"Petroleum refining is a fast-paced industry, and operating successfully requires a rapid flow of high-quality market intelligence," continued Elpers. "Better quality intelligence leads to more transparency, greater market efficiency and more profitable trades. Our goal is to help clients trade energy more profitably and minimize exposure to potentially unprofitable trades."

Paul Copello, president of IIR Energy, says, "Dave brings a wealth of hands-on experience in energy trading, and we're delighted that he is joining our team. Adding Dave is the latest in a series of moves IIR Energy has made to expand our coverage of refined-product markets and develop easy-to-use tools that make it easier for physical and financial participants to operate more effectively in energy markets and monetize their portfolios to full potential."

IIR Energy's PetroCast Live service provides real-time, continuously updated, comprehensive, confirmed information on the global refinery conditions. By combining current details on all planned and unplanned turnarounds, new capacity events, capital projects, reductions and curtailments into one information platform, customers can monitor and predict how news and physical operating conditions can affect the availability and price of crude and refined products. IIR Energy's real time research tracks all operational activity related to refiners' major units, such as catalytic crackers, cokers, crude units, hydrocracking units and reformers with continuously updated forecasts.

A unit of Industrial Info Resources, IIR Energy is the leading provider of supply-side market intelligence for the energy market, including Electric Power Generation; Oil & Gas Storage, Transmission and Production; Alternative Fuels such as biodiesel, ethanol and coal gasification; and the Petroleum Refining industries. IIR Energy provides time-sensitive, critical market information that enables asset owners, developers, regulators, as well as financial and physical participants to enhance their trading strategies and minimize market risk. For more information on our products and services, please contact at or visit us online at

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