Brian Kessens, CFA*

Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager – Energy Energy & Power Infrastructure
Overland Park, KS

About

Mr. Brian Kessens joined the firm in 2008. He is a managing director and senior portfolio manager, a member of the investment committee and serves as president of the Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund, Inc. and Tortoise Power & Energy Infrastructure Fund, Inc. closed-end funds. Previously, Mr. Kessens was a vice president in Citigroup’s global energy investment banking practice. Prior to Citigroup, he served as a field artillery officer in the U.S. Army. Mr. Kessens earned a Bachelor of Science in economics degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia Business School in New York. He is a CFA® charterholder. He served as Board President and nearly a decade as a board member and Treasurer for the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired (CCVI), a Kansas City nonprofit preparing children with visual impairments to reach their highest potential in the sighted world.

*Equity owner in TortoiseEcofin

Brian Kessens in the News

Energy & Power Infrastructure 1/13/2021

Senior Portfolio Manager Brian Kessens discusses the recent crude draw and the current oil landscape with Bloomberg

Energy & Power Infrastructure 11/17/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Brian Kessens discusses factors that led to the recent oil rebound and how investors are looking at the sector with Bloomberg

Energy & Power Infrastructure 10/20/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Brian Kessens comments on growing fuel stockpiles and the effect on oil demand in a Bloomberg article

Energy & Power Infrastructure 9/15/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Brian Kessens discusses the effects of energy regulations on the new Mariner East 2 pipeline with S&P Global

Energy & Power Infrastructure 7/15/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Brian Kessens explains the recent oil rally and effect on imports with Bloomberg

Energy & Power Infrastructure 6/09/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Brian Kessens was interviewed by Bloomberg on how net petroleum imports have affected oil prices

Energy & Power Infrastructure 5/06/2020

Bloomberg interviewed Senior Portfolio Manager Brian Kessens on how certain states reopening their economies could have an impact on oil demand

Energy & Power Infrastructure 4/23/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Brian Kessens discusses investment opportunities in midstream with CNBC

Energy & Power Infrastructure 4/15/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Brian Kessens was quoted in a Bloomberg article on the recent OPEC+ production cut

Energy & Power Infrastructure 4/02/2020

The Wall Street Journal interviewed Senior Portfolio Manager Brian Kessens on potential outcomes of the upcoming OPEC+ meeting

Energy & Power Infrastructure 3/17/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Brian Kessens discussed crude oil markets in a Bloomberg article

Energy & Power Infrastructure 3/11/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Brian Kessens was quoted in a Yahoo! Finance article regarding oil prices

Energy & Power Infrastructure 3/10/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Brian Kessens discussed the oil sector on Yahoo! Finance

Energy & Power Infrastructure 3/10/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Brian Kessens discussed oil price levels in a Wall Street Journal article

Energy & Power Infrastructure 2/18/2020

The Wall Street Journal interviewed Senior Portfolio Manager Brian Kessens about crude oil markets

Energy & Power Infrastructure 2/18/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Brian Kessens discussed crude oil markets in an Investing.com article

Energy & Power Infrastructure 1/28/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Brian Kessens discussed energy pipeline projects in an interview with Chief Investment Officer

Energy & Power Infrastructure 7/17/2019

Senior Portfolio Manager Brian Kessens discussed gasoline and diesel fuel inventory levels in an interview with Bloomberg

Energy & Power Infrastructure 6/12/2019

Senior Portfolio Manager Brian Kessens discussed crude oil builds in an interview with Bloomberg

Energy & Power Infrastructure 5/14/2019

Bloomberg interviewed Senior Portfolio Manager Brian Kessens about gasoline inventories

Energy & Power Infrastructure 4/24/2019

Reuters interviewed Senior Portfolio Manager Brian Kessens on Occidental's offer to buy Anadarko

Energy & Power Infrastructure 4/24/2019

Senior Portfolio Manager Brian Kessens was interviewed by Bloomberg about geopolitical uncertainty in the oil market

Energy & Power Infrastructure 3/20/2019

Bloomberg interviewed Portfolio Manager Brian Kessens on U.S. crude oil exports

Energy & Power Infrastructure 2/27/2019

Senior Portfolio Manager Brian Kessens discussed crude oil inventories in a Bloomberg article

Energy & Power Infrastructure 3/21/2019

Tortoise Senior Portfolio Manager Brian Kessens discussed crude oil inventory levels in a Bloomberg article

Energy & Power Infrastructure 2/08/2019

Tortoise Senior Portfolio Manager Brian Kessens discusses oil prices in a Bloomberg article

Energy & Power Infrastructure 1/25/2019

Bloomberg interviewed Portfolio Manager Brian Kessens on oil prices and the U.S. government shutdown

2/01/2018

Bloomberg interviewed portfolio manager Brian Kessens on rising crude oil prices

Energy & Power Infrastructure 2/09/2021

Senior Portfolio Manager Brian Kessens was quoted in Bloomberg discussing rising oil futures and other positives from a recent U.S. government report on the oil sector

Energy & Power Infrastructure 3/10/2021

Senior Portfolio Manager Brian Kessens commented on the current crude oil landscape and how it compares to what we saw one year ago

Energy & Power Infrastructure 4/06/2021

Brian Kessens comments on how a possible lockdown in Europe will affect oil prices this summer in a Bloomberg article

Energy & Power Infrastructure 5/05/2021

Senior Portfolio Manager Brian Kessens discusses how current crude oil inventory levels indicate a strong global recovery with Bloomberg

Energy & Power Infrastructure 6/02/2021

Senior Portfolio Manager Brian Kessens discusses the pros and cons of the recent crude oil draw with Bloomberg

Energy & Power Infrastructure 6/23/2021

Senior Portfolio Manager Brian Kessens was quoted in Seeking Alpha on shrinking oil supply and promising results from the beginning of summer driving season.

Energy & Power Infrastructure 6/29/2021

Senior Portfolio Manager Brian Kessens provides perspective on oil prices and the upcoming OPEC+ meeting in Bloomberg

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