Research house of the year: Energy Aspects

Upstart energy research firm doubles its client base in 12 months

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Amrita Sen, Energy Aspects

Founded in 2012, Energy Aspects is the new kid on the block in the crowded field of commodity research. But the London-based firm is winning praise for its insightful, highly granular reports on the crude oil, natural gas and refined product markets. Clients have proven eager to receive Energy Aspects' research, which is available to paying subscribers only. As of April, the firm had 180 clients – double the number from 12 months earlier.

"I get tons of people sending information across my desk,