bringing focus

to energy market

news and price


Census Commodity Data Ltd is a price reporting agency, producing proprietary news and spot price assessments in the transportation fuels and agriculture markets.

As Europe seeks to reduce its dependency on fossil fuels for energy demand, regulation and policy around transport fuels is expected to proliferate over the coming years.

Energy Census has been setup to capture the essential prices that determine the future road transport fuel mix, including fuel and renewable energy certificates (RTFC).

All indications are for the UK RTFC market to firm and become more liquid as its importance grows as an instrument to help meet ever more stringent regulation.

Census RTFC prices are designed to be used as independent references in both long term supply, and short term trading contracts.

With the current elevated RTFC prices, an increasing number of anaerobic digestion plants are supplying biomethane into the transportation sector, a trend likely to accelerate if the price gap between the RTFC vs other incentive schemes (eg RHI) continues to widen.

The Team

Andrew Goodwin

Andrew sets the strategic direction, and leads business development for the company. Prior to founding Census, Andrew sat on the executive committee at S&P Global Platts and was the business manager responsible for their metals, agriculture, petrochemical and dry bulk shipping coverage.

He has spent his working life in the commodity markets, helping to establish new pricing benchmarks in agriculture and metals. He has lived and worked in China, the US and Europe and is now at the Census London HQ

Andy Allan

Andy heads our news and market intelligence for environmental fuel markets.

Andy has spent his entire 20-year career dedicated to the commodity markets. Prior to joining Census, he led S&P Global Platts' LNG business and European petrochemical businesses. A former editor and journalist at Reuters and Financial Times Business, Andy has in-depth knowledge of coal, oil and emission markets. He is also the methodology and compliance lead for Census.

Tim Worledge

Tim leads our price reporting coverage of the RTFC and related fuels markets.

A former director at S&P Global Platts, Tim led the global agriculture reporting team, including the ethanol and biodiesel markets.

Before moving into biofuels, Tim was an oil market pricing expert focusing on the European refined product markets.

Tom Houghton

No stranger to interesting markets and interesting places, Tom has many years experience covering wheat, corn and sugar, particularly relating to biofuel feedstocks.

Having first fallen in love with commodities whilst working for a mining company in Tajikistan, he has since developed a unique understanding of both large and niche markets.

Reinout Geyssens

Coming from a family of Belgian millers and bakers, Rei has always had a keen interest in agricultural commodities and brings extensive industry knowledge to his work covering the daily markets.

Prior to AgriCensus, Rei was a wheat and flour buyer for a large UK based food company, overseeing purchasing and risk management of the key bulk ingredients. He also managed cocoa, fruit, meat and chemical purchasing. His news and price reporting skills were honed at S&P Global Platts, specialising in agriculture and biofuels, but also including stints covering the power and gas markets.

Johnny Huang

Johnny focuses on key agricultural commodities in China including soy, corn, wheat and sorghum. At Census, he contributes to timely policy and economic analysis of the Chinese agriculture market, and provide immediate supply and demand updates for news reporting and pricing.

Prior to pursuing a new path in agriculture, he has a background in the energy commodity market in the United States and China, focusing on energy commodity trading, and risk management.

Reese Ewing

Reese is based in Sao Paulo, Brazil where he has built his understanding of the South American commodities and logistics markets over the past twenty years and writes for AgriCensus about the soy bean market in particular.

Having led a small team specialized in raw materials in Brazil for Reuters News for most of that period, he focused on grains and oilseeds, biofuels, renewable energy and the shipping markets. In 2016, he enhanced his research and financial modeling abilities in the local commodities and energy markets by completing a two-year MBA program at the Esalq campus of the University of São Paulo.

John McGarrity

John covers the biofuels markets and specialises in EU climate and energy policy, renewable energy and fuels, and environmental politics related to the use of biofuels in transport. He has formerly worked for Platts, Reuters, Point Carbon and chinadialogue covering a wide range of commodities and markets.

Juan Pedro Tomas

Based in Buenos Aires, Juan Pedro covers key agricultural commodities and biofuels in Argentina and neighbouring South American countries.

He has previously worked for Latin Trade, Business News Americas and Telecompaper covering a wide range of markets including commodities, logistics, infrastructure and telecommunications. He has also worked for a number of political risk consultancy firms covering political risks in South American markets.

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