PetroChina recruits BAML natural gas trader

Former BAML natural gas trader Brad Banky joins PetroChina in Houston

BAML laid off natural gas traders in January

The US energy trading arm of Beijing-based oil and gas giant PetroChina has stepped up its presence in natural gas derivatives by hiring an experienced natural gas options trader who until recently had worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML).

Brad Banky joined PetroChina in late February as a senior financial trader in its Houston office, he told Energy Risk in an emailed statement. "PetroChina's expanding presence in North American natural gas has created a need for financial trading to