Energy economist James L. Williams is owner and president of WTRG Economics. He has over 30 years experience analyzing and forecasting energy markets. His initial work in the industry was as Senior Economist with El Paso Company where he developed models to forecast petrochemical prices and markets. He has taught forecasting, finance and economics at two universities, testified before Congress on energy issues and currently publishes the Energy Economist Newsletter. In addition to the newsletter, he has also published articles in several other publications including Middle East Economic Survey, Oil and Gas Journal, and Energy Tribune. He also contributed chapters to Energy Finance and Economics and ASME's Energy and Power Generation Handbook. He is currently writing a book on the determinants of oil prices. His clients and newsletter subscribers include independent and major oil companies, international banks, large energy consumers, brokerage firms, state and local government and energy traders.