Editorial Team


Clifton Linton

Founder, Editor

meet_the_editor Clifton Linton, the founder of the LTN Group LLC and Energy Transport Insight is a 30-year veteran business journalist. He has spent the bulk of his career covering commodity markets. He covered the petroleum markets for 16 years. He spent nine years in Chicago covering the futures and options markets from the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade. He has worked on staff for Investor's Business Daily, Dow Jones News Service, U.S. Oil Week (a weekly newsletter covering the wholesale gasoline and diesel markets), Futures World News (a commodity market wire service) and Oil Price Information Service (OPIS). OPIS is a global petroleum market price and news service. It publishes benchmark spot market prices for natural gas liquids and U.S. West Coast refined products, as well as other spot and wholesale refined product prices and news. At OPIS he created and launched the successful OPIS NGL Futures Report. While at OPIS he rose to the position of Executive Editor, NGLs and managed the North America NGL spot market coverage team.

Clif has won the following journalism awards:

  • Interpretive or Analytical Reporting, Specialized Information Publishers Association, 2009 & 2012
  • Excellence in Service - Spot News, United Communications Group, 2008
  • 401(k) Forum, named "Best of the Web" by Forbes Magazine 2000

He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.


Christine Marie Nielsen

Contributing Editor

meet_the_editor Contributing Editor Christine Marie Nielsen has spent close to 20 years covering the financial markets, providing nationally broadcast radio spots about the commodity markets and working as staff writer for Dow Jones News Service and Knight-Ridder Financial. She has also acted as a global editor to reporters in over 75 countries for publications including the Christian Science Monitor’s business product Monitor Global Outlook.

Christine won the ACE award from Dow Jones News Service twice. She was a finalist in the Chicago Guild Literary Complex Prose Awards for non-fiction.