In 2008, GLC began working in the Petroleum Coke industry by providing handling and transportation services. With a need to acquire petroleum coke for an existing customer, GLC partnered with Phil Fisher of Pet Coke Consulting. As a result of Phil Fisher’s extensive knowledge of the industry, many loyal relationships with suppliers, and GLC’s two bulk bagging facilities in California, GLC Trading was born.
Phil Fisher, Personal
Phil Fisher founded Pet Coke Consulting in 1999 upon retirement from 31 years with Chevron. His career included design and construction of refinery modifications, refinery operations, refining and marketing operations planning, business and strategic planning, investment analysis, editor of Chevron’s World Energy Outlook, and finally as the Byproduct Sales Manager from all Chevron US refineries which included pet coke, sulfur, and ammonia.
Phil has both a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
In 2009, partnered with Global Logistics Consulting, Inc. to acquire, handle and sell petroleum coke globally.
Pet Coke Consulting has aided many clients in all aspects of marketing coke: buyers, sellers, new projects, expert witness testimony for commercial disputes, bid analysis, contract language, market studies, etc.
Phil has also presented papers to major coal and coke industry seminars on how coke is made and sold, global coke supply/demand trends vs. coal, coke economics in coal boilers and has moderated panel discussions.
His strengths in the petroleum coke industry are:
- Knows the major players: coke sales managers, resellers, US power plant purchasers of coke, logistics companies
- Travels: has visited many of the major coke terminals in US and Europe; has visited many cokers and calciners
- How and why coke is made: Coker operation and economics
- Coke value: price drivers and limitations
- Terminals: equipment selection, operation, layout, commercial terms
- Rail and truck: commercial terms, equipment features
- Marine transport: chartering, terms and conditions, vessel types, economics
- How coke is sold: contract terms and conditions, pricing mechanisms, bid versus negotiate
- Properties of coke: fuel grade and calcineable
- Sampling and testing