Head of North America Trading
Corey Prologo is Director of North America Oil Trading for Trafigura Trading LLC, a privately held physical logistics company that specializes in trading commodities worldwide. In this role, Corey leads the Group’s North American oil and petroleum products trading business, which involves managing overall unit performance and defining and executing the region’s trading strategy. He also manages the associated business functions of within the Trafigura Houston office and the Group’s 240 US.-based employees handling transactions in many markets around the world. Under Corey’s leadership, Trafigura’s North American oil trading business has undergone significant growth, propelling the company to its current position as one of the largest oil exporters from the United States. He has helped to position Trafigura to capitalize on and facilitate the growth of Corpus Christi as a hub for US energy exports where the company has made a series of long-term investments, including a USD1 billion investment in a premier marine export terminal and condensate splitter. In addition to oil exports, Trafigura is active in LNG exports through long-term contracts with Cheniere and Freeport. The company has also entered the domestic NGL market via its recent purchase of the Sawtooth (UT) salt caverns; expanded into power both organically and via acquisition of Denver Energy Trading; diversified its South Texas natural gas business into retail via acquisition of Pro Energy; started a carbon trading desk for both voluntary and compliance credits, and is active in the renewable energy space via its joint venture power and renewable energy investment and development platform, Nala Renewables. Corey joined Trafigura in 2011, serving as a trader and later Head of Gasoline Trading in the Geneva office. Prior to joining Trafigura, Corey worked at BP for nearly a decade in its gasoline team where he held regional leadership roles in BP’s Chicago, Los Angeles, London, and Singapore offices. Corey has a degree in Finance from Bowling Green University, Ohio. He lives in Houston with his wife and their three young children. He enjoys the outdoors and spends much of his free time training and participating in Spartan obstacle course racing.