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Phillip J. Baratz
Phillip J. Baratz
Philip J. Baratz is president of Angus Energy which he co-founded in 1991 and the Managing Member of Angus Partners, LLC. Angus began providing hedging services in 1991, and has grown steadily, with over 600 clients, including publicly traded companies and municipalities. Angus offers a diverse range of products and services to distributors and end users, each customized to the needs and locations of the client. Phil founded, built and successfully sold Total Gas & Electric, a deregulated energy marketing company, which exceeded $100 million in sales. He also is a board member of several industry associations as well as several privately owned home heating oil companies. From 1983-1985 he was a member of, and trader on, the New York Futures Exchange. He has been trading in futures and options since 1983 and exclusively energy related since 1991. Beginning in, 1991, Phil has written a monthly column in Oilheating Magazine (now Indoor Comforting Magazine) and has been published in a variety a trade publications.
Articles by Phillip J. Baratz
Over the past few years, as Angus Energy has expanded its legacy hedging-based business into the broader approach of What can we do to help our clients run more efficient and profitable businesses, the company…
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To accomplish anything in the business world, you need a mixture of know-how, foresight and tools. The battle between know-how (sometimes referred to as “experience,” other times referred to as being “old school”), and forward-thinking…
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If you ask a heating oil dealer for the one thing they would wish for in December and January, my guess is that nine out of 10 would hope for frigid temperatures. The 10th might…
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The transition has been coming for several years, and it is now as stark as ever. There is a line of demarcation that separates the companies that are stuck in the past or are trying…
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As the owner or decision-maker of a company, one of the most important things that you need to do is prioritize your time. Very few people can be experts in sales, marketing, operations, purchasing, hedging,…
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For decades, there has been talk of running a more efficient business. Finance departments want budgets and price cap programs. Delivery departments want to increase their delivery size via remote tank monitors and to use…
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What do the following items all have in common? On-board computers Route optimization software Back-Office Systems Company websites Email Voicemail The most common thing is they are all core technologies that are embedded in almost…
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If you ask an investor if the stock market went as he or she thought it would in January and February, they would either answer “Yes”—or they would tell you the truth! The equity markets…
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I will admit that I sometimes smirk when recalling my youth, given how silly people sounded when they said things like “information is power” and “information will be the greatest currency.” It’s not often that…
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People sometimes get bothered when shown a better way to do things. What those people often infer from the suggestion of improvement is that it is also a condemnation of how they currently do things.…
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