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Welcome to Axelrod
Energy Projects

About Us


Founded in 2007, New York-based Axelrod Energy Projects LLC (AEP) provides services to the international energy and oil industries. Through its global network and market knowledge, value-added offerings include: project development, cargo brokerage, and consulting.

In keeping with the theme of facilitation and understanding, AEP organizes the World Fuel Oil Summit which is held annually in the Mediterranean.

For more information on AEP, please contact us.

Lawrence Axelrod

Lawrence Axelrod

Lawrence Axelrod is founder and principal of Axelrod Energy Projects (AEP). Mr. Axelrod’s activities span consulting, project development, and cargo brokerage. Mr. Axelrod created and edited the monthly publication Fuel Oil & Feedstock Trader, before overseeing its sale in May 2017. Mr. Axelrod organizes the annual World Fuel Oil Summit (held each year in the Mediterranean) and co-organizes the annual London bunker roundtable. Prior to launching Axelrod Energy Projects in 2007, Mr. Axelrod developed and headed the international fuel oil practice at Poten & Partners. Earlier in his career, he was a staff petroleum economist with W.J. Levy Consultants and a staff reporter for Petroleum Intelligence Weekly. He holds a PhD in political science from Columbia University, where his doctoral dissertation assessed the economic and political determinants of Saudi oil policy.

Jesse Axelrod

Jesse Axelrod

Jesse Axelrod is responsible for brokerage of physical oil and project development. Mr. Axelrod has negotiated deals between trading companies, refiners, bunker companies, and state oil companies. His product purview includes: crude oil, gasoil, fuel oil, straight-run fuel oil (SRFO), vacuum gasoil (VGO) and recycled oils. Mr. Axelrod developed cargo business into/out of the US, Caribbean, West Africa, the Mediterranean and FSU and is responsible for AEP’s expansion into domestic truck, rail, and barge business. Prior to his work as a broker, Mr. Axelrod researched and wrote for Fuel Oil & Feedstock Trader. Mr. Axelrod holds a BA from George Washington University and is an MBA candidate at NYU Stern School of Business.


Project Development

Project Development

Axelrod Energy Projects assists in developing energy-related projects. AEP introduces project partners and facilitates negotiations. Projects include long-term fuel supply or offtake agreements, pre-financing agreements, product swap agreements, and the sale of refining, power generation, storage, and shipping assets. AEP can bring equity and debt financing to energy projects.


Cargo Brokerage

Axelrod Energy Projects provides physical brokerage services for regional and worldwide energy traders. AEP has experience handling and closing commercial transactions in crude oil, clean products, fuel oil, heavy feedstock and cutterstock on both a term and spot basis, delivered or FOB. We broker movements via ship, barge, rail, and truck.



Axelrod Energy Projects offers bespoke studies on commercial aspects of market segments of the oil trade including: supply, demand, sourcing, outlets, logistics, and pricing. AEP can assess market conditions surrounding a potential project or provide an overview of market dynamics and participants. AEP can consider retainer agreements on a case-by-case basis.

World Fuel Oil Summit XI


Examination of Trends and Opportunities in the World Fuel Oil Market

Supply | Demand | Price || Inland Usage | Bunker Fuel || Fuel Oil for Burning | Fuel Oil for Feedstock



2018 Program

Day One - Thursday, 17 May

Registration 12:30

Place: Lobby

Four Seasons Hotel

Afternoon Facility Tour 13:30

Meeting Place: Lobby, Four Seasons Hotel

Field Trip: VTTI’s Vasilikos Terminal

Evening Cocktail Reception 18:30

Vista Terrace, Four Seasons Hotel

For all delegates (including Host, Speakers
and Sponsors)


Speakers and Sponsors Dinner 20:00

For Speakers, Sponsors, and Host
Off-site event

By Invitation only




Day Two - Friday, 18 May

Registration 8:00

Place: Foyer outside Ballroom A

Four Seasons Hotel

Conference Proceedings 9:00

Place: Ballroom A

Four Seasons Hotel

Cocktails & Gala Dinner 19:30

Meeting Place: Lobby, Four Seasons Hotel
For all delegates (including Host, Speakers,
and Sponsors)


Day Three - Friday, 19 May

Executive Excursion 9:00

Meeting Place: Lobby, Four Seasons Hotel

Visit historical and cultural sites of Cyprus.
Professional tour guide
Lunch at restaurant in Paphos

Dress Code: Casual for the facility tour (long
pants and closed shoes) and executive
excursion. Business casual for the remainder


World Fuel Oil Summit
Past Attending Companies (Selected)

  • Aegean Oil
  • Aiteo Energy Resources
  • AOT Trading
  • Bakri International Energy
  • BB Energy
  • BNP Paribas
  • BP Oil International
  • Cabot
  • Cadoil Trading
  • Cepsa
  • Citigroup
  • CYE Petrol
  • Davison Petroleum Supply
  • Daxin Petroleum
  • Delta Rubis
  • Dukkar
  • Ecopetrol
  • Electricity Authority of Cyprus
  • Element Alpha
  • Elinoil
  • Endesa SA
  • Enel Trade
  • ENI Trading & Shipping
  • Enjet
  • ENOC
  • Galaxy Energy International
  • Glencore
  • Gunvor International BV
  • Hellenic Petroleum
  • Holt Global
  • Houston Fuel Oil Terminal
  • InterTank Nordic
  • JP Morgan
  • Koch Supply and Trading
  • Kuwait Petroleum Corporation
  • Libyan Emirates Oil Refining
  • Litasco
  • Mabanaft International
  • Macoil International
  • Macquarie
  • Maersk Oil Trading
  • Mercuria Energy Group
  • Merrill Lynch Commodities
  • Mezcor
  • Mitsui
  • Motor Oil (Hellas)
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Oiltanking
  • Opet Trade
  • Orim Energy
  • ORL
  • Ovlas Trading
  • Paz
  • Peninsula Petroleum
  • Penthol
  • Petro Summit
  • Petrobras
  • PetroChina
  • Petroineos
  • Philia
  • Public Power Corporation
  • Reliance Industries
  • Repsol
  • Risler
  • Rio Energy International
  • Rosneft
  • Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
  • RWE
  • Saudi Aramco
  • Shell Trading
  • Socar Trading
  • Société Africaine de Raffinage
  • Société Générale
  • Sonatrach
  • Sumitomo
  • Statoil
  • Staatsolie
  • Swiss Singapore Overseas
  • Tauber Oil
  • Toyota Tsusho Petroleum
  • Trafigura
  • Tüpras
  • Turkish Petroleum International
  • Valetta Bunkers
  • Viento
  • Vilma
  • Vitol Trading
  • VTTI
  • Vopak
  • Wärtsilä
  • World Fuel Services
  • Xeray Systems

Conference Proceedings

Know about out speakers

Summit Sponsors

Corporate Sponsors

BB Energy
Freepoint Logo
Clipper Data

Media Partners

Energy Intelligence

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Contact Us

Axelrod Energy Projects LLC

55 5th Ave. 19th Floor,
New York, NY

T. 1-212-749-1902
F. 1-212-666-4341

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