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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.

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