Chris Barber

Principal and Manager, Refining

Chris Barber joined ESAI in 2007 and became Principal of ESAI Energy in 2016. Mr. Barber has more than a decade of experience analyzing refining refined product and related markets. He received his B.A. in economics from Princeton University and his M.B.A. from the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto. Prior to his M.B.A., Chris worked as an economic analyst at an environmental consulting firm.

At ESAI Energy, Chris Barber manages the firm’s global refinery database and the use of these and other analytical tools to analyze refinery-level crude demand by quality, refining configuration, product market requirements, and pricing to calculate the profitability and viability of individual refineries. Additionally, Chris is an expert in biofuel and RIN markets. Mr. Barber has authored and contributed to several industry studies focused on refinery production, refinery and petrochemical feedstocks, crude oil valuations, and RFS and biofuel markets.