Meet the PE team

Peter Ramsay, Editor-in-chief

Peter joined Petroleum Economist in October 2018 as editor-in-chief, with responsibility for all content produced under the PE brand. He has almost two decades’ experience of energy and commodity market reporting and analysis.

Peter was previously managing editor at Argus Media. His previous roles encompass leading Argus’ European gas and power and global coal strategy; senior analyst positions within the European gas trading team at BP and at price forecaster Eclipse Energy Group, now part of Platts Analytics; and editing Argus’ daily European natural gas report. Peter is an M.A. (Cantab) graduate of the University of Cambridge.



Alastair O'Dell, Senior editor

Alastair specialises in the energy transition, ESG investing and the energy sector of developing economies. Before joining PE Media Network, he was the editor of Global Investor Group for seven years. He has been a financial and industrial journalist for more than 15 years and holds a BSc. in Economics from UCL and an MSc. Commerce from The University of Sydney. 




 Charles Waine, Americas correspondent

Charles heads the Americas region for Petroleum Economist and specialises in US shale and Latin American upstream, with a particular focus on the region’s NOCs.

Before joining Petroleum Economist, he worked in due diligence and conflict research and holds a MSc in International Development from The University of Bath. 



Rhys Timson, Digital & copy editor

Rhys is a production journalist with more than 14 years of experience and joined PE Media Network in September 2020. He has previously worked for Interfax Global Energy Services and Hydrocarbon Engineering and LNG Industry magazines. He has an MA in English Literature from the University of York. 





Elliot Jacobs, Managing director

Elliot has worked in business publishing for nearly 25 years and joined Gulf Energy Information in June 2019. Prior to his current role, Elliot has experience as a Commercial Director and Head of Content at Last Word Media and Citywire. Elliot also started his professional career in London with Euromoney Institutional Investor and has also spent time living and working in Hong Kong and for Dow Jones, in New York.

Elliot is a graduate of Liverpool University where he gained a BA in Drama and lives in West Sussex with his wife and children.