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Tom Kloza

Tom Kloza has been writing about downstream oil markets since 1975. He was among the founders of Oil Price Information Service some 25 years ago.


A magna cum laude graduate of St. Francis University, Tom has a degree in English and has covered and analyzed crude oil, refined products, and gas liquids for more than 30 years. In addition to the OPIS newsletter, he is a frequent feature writer for the Oil Express, and has written about oil for a number of publications including Oil Buyers' Guide, Petroleum Intelligence Weekly, Convenience Store News, CSP, and Convenience Store Decisions. He has also written commentary for Marketwatch and is a regular guest commentator for Bloomberg Financial Markets and NPR Marketplace.


Tom served in an advisory capacity in the early days of NYMEX petroleum futures and regularly provides analysis for numerous government and private organizations. He provides expert commentary for print and electronic media during times of oil volatility, and is regularly quoted in USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, BusinessWeek, Newsweek, and numerous other periodicals throughout the country. He has commented specifically on OPEC matters and U.S. gasoline and diesel prices for the BBC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, CBS News, and ABC. He is also a frequent guest lecturer on fuel price economics at a number of colleges and universities as well as for key petroleum associations.


Tom has appeared live on camera in energy forums for CNBC, Nightline, the CBS Morning Show, and Good Morning America. He is perhaps best known for his frequent pre-holiday appearances at the gasoline pump on The Today Show, where he can be found inhaling the vapors.


Tom lives in Manasquan, New Jersey with his wife, Diana, and two teenage daughters. His interests include baseball, golf, saltwater fishing and science. He is working on a book about the misconception and myths regarding United States fuel prices, which will be tentatively titled "Screams at the Pump.”



14 questions to get to the bottom of the gas price run-up
ASK THIS | April 27, 2006
Oil industry analyst Tom Kloza calls for better depth in reporting, casts doubt on gouging, and recommends some independent, reliable sources for reporters.

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