Robert Thummel*

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

About

Mr. Thummel joined the firm in 2004. He is a managing director and senior portfolio manager, a member of the investment committee and serves as president of the Tortoise Energy Independence Fund, Inc. closed-end fund. Before joining the firm, he was director of finance at KLT, Inc., a subsidiary of Great Plains Energy, from 1998 to 2004 and a senior auditor at Ernst & Young from 1995 to 1998. Mr. Thummel earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Kansas State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Kansas. He is a frequent energy sector contributor to financial media outlets including Bloomberg CNBC, Fox Business and Wall Street Journal.

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Robert Thummel in the News

Energy & Power Infrastructure 1/26/2021

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discusses factors that led to this week’s oil rebound and how it will affect global demand with Bloomberg

Energy & Power Infrastructure 1/12/2021

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel comments on how OPEC can control supply to aid in the recovery of oil markets in a Wall Street Journal article

Energy & Power Infrastructure 1/06/2021

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discussed rising oil prices and how the energy market is poised to rebound in 2021 on Squawk Box CNBC

Energy & Power Infrastructure 12/18/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel was quoted in MarketWatch highlighting how COVID-19 vaccinations and the possibility of another stimulus could boost oil prices

Energy & Power Infrastructure 12/16/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discusses what is causing the mixed picture within the petroleum complex with Bloomberg

Energy & Power Infrastructure 12/08/2020

Looking ahead to 2021, Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discusses how to invest in energy infrastructure with US News and World Report

Energy & Power Infrastructure 12/07/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel joins “Squawk Box” to discuss megatrends and his forecast for the energy sector

Energy & Power Infrastructure 12/01/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel comments on the unexpected oil rally in an interview with Bloomberg

Energy & Power Infrastructure 11/23/2020

Senior Portfolio Managers Rob Thummel and Matt Sallee were interviewed by Seeking Alpha on TYG's portfolio shift

Energy & Power Infrastructure 11/05/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel was interviewed by Ignites on how the election outcome could impact development of renewable infrastructure

Energy & Power Infrastructure 11/03/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel comments on how additional OPEC+ supply cuts can have a positive impact on oil prices with Bloomberg

Energy & Power Infrastructure 10/30/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel comments on how Exxon can succeed in the current oil market in a Wall Street Journal article

Energy & Power Infrastructure 10/18/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel was quoted in the Wall Street Journal on growth potential in the utilities sector

Energy & Power Infrastructure 10/16/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discusses the potential for oil demand rebound and predictions on 2020 election outcome with Barron's

Energy & Power Infrastructure 10/06/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discusses uncertainty around domestic oil demand with Bloomberg

Energy & Power Infrastructure 10/03/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel was featured in Seeking Alpha discussing major opportunities in energy funds

Energy & Power Infrastructure 10/02/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discusses the impact of rising COVID cases on oil demand

Energy & Power Infrastructure 9/09/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel explains the factors that are driving weaker oil prices with Bloomberg

Energy & Power Infrastructure 8/25/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel was quoted in Bloomberg on the EIA's positive oil demand outlook

Energy & Power Infrastructure 8/11/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discussed the new EIA report on oil demand with Bloomberg

Energy & Power Infrastructure 8/05/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discussed oil imports and the effect on inventories with Bloomberg

Energy & Power Infrastructure 7/21/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel was interviewed by E&E News on the recent Chevron deal

Energy & Power Infrastructure 7/10/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel explains MLP stocks with US News and World Report

Energy & Power Infrastructure 7/06/2020

Senior portfolio manager Rob Thummel joins “Squawk Box” to discuss Berkshire Hathaway’s recent deal

Energy & Power Infrastructure 6/26/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel gives his thoughts on the recent bonus payouts among oil companies filing for bankruptcy

Energy & Power Infrastructure 6/17/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discusses how reopening the economy has had a positive impact on oil markets with Bloomberg

Energy & Power Infrastructure 5/26/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discussed the return of oil demand with S&P Global

Energy & Power Infrastructure 5/26/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discusses how to handle oil dividend-paying stocks with US News and World Report

Energy & Power Infrastructure 5/19/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discusses recent oil market gains in an interview with Bloomberg

Energy & Power Infrastructure 5/19/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discusses opportunities in energy during the low oil price environment with US News and World Report

Energy & Power Infrastructure 5/19/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article on the return of oil demand

Energy & Power Infrastructure 5/11/2020

Senior portfolio manager Rob Thummel discusses his top picks for energy with US News & World Report

Energy & Power Infrastructure 4/29/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discussed opportunities in energy in a CityWire interview

Energy & Power Infrastructure 4/21/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel was quoted in a CNBC article on opportunities in energy during the oil downturn

Energy & Power Infrastructure 4/21/2020

Bloomberg interviews Sr. Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel on the oil price drop and the future of the market (Starts at 11:00)

Energy & Power Infrastructure 4/21/2020

Sr. Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discusses the dynamics and impact of oil markets on Yahoo! Finance

Energy & Power Infrastructure 4/21/2020

Sr. Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discusses how investors can approach oil prices on CNBC

Energy & Power Infrastructure 4/20/2020

Rob Thummel explains the historic oil price drop in an interview with Cheddar News

Energy & Power Infrastructure 3/30/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discussed the impact of the coronavirus on oil prices with Yahoo! Finance

Energy & Power Infrastructure 3/15/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discussed oil price decline in a Wall Street Journal Article

Energy & Power Infrastructure 3/12/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discussed flaring during oil production in a Reuters article

3/09/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discussed oil markets in an interview with CNN International

Energy & Power Infrastructure 3/09/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discussed oil prices with S&P Global

Energy & Power Infrastructure 3/03/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discussed energy demand in a Wall Street Journal article

Energy & Power Infrastructure 3/03/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discussed energy markets with S&P Global

Energy & Power Infrastructure 2/28/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discusses energy stocks in a CNBC interview

Energy & Power Infrastructure 2/27/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discussed oil supply and demand in a CNBC article

Energy & Power Infrastructure 2/19/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discussed U.S. energy exports in a Bloomberg article

Energy & Power Infrastructure 2/10/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discussed the case for energy stocks in a Wall Street Journal article

Energy & Power Infrastructure 2/07/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discussed the financial health of oil and gas producers in a Wall Street Journal article

Energy & Power Infrastructure 2/03/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel was interviewed by CNBC Squawk Box on opportunities in the energy sector beyond oil

Energy & Power Infrastructure 1/28/2020

Bloomberg interviewed Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel about crude oil inventory levels

Energy & Power Infrastructure 1/28/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discussed the energy sector on CNBC:

Energy & Power Infrastructure 1/06/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel was quoted in CNN Business discussing how U.S. sanctions on Iraq could impact oil production

Energy & Power Infrastructure 1/03/2020

Yahoo Finance interview with Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel

Energy & Power Infrastructure 1/03/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager discussed oil prices following U.S. airstrike on Iran in Bloomberg article

Energy & Power Infrastructure 1/03/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discussed oil prices following U.S. airstrike on Iran in MarketWatch article

Energy & Power Infrastructure 1/02/2020

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel commented on challenges faced by U.S. energy producers in an interview with Reuters

Energy & Power Infrastructure 12/31/2019

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel - CNBC Squawk Box appearance

Energy & Power Infrastructure 12/27/2019

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel commented on the midstream energy sector in an interview with S&P Global

Energy & Power Infrastructure 12/27/2019

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel provided a 2020 energy outlook in an interview with Bloomberg

Energy & Power Infrastructure 12/11/2019

CNBC Squawk Box Asia interviewed Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel on energy infrastructure

Energy & Power Infrastructure 12/11/2019

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discussed energy sector trends in an interview with Bloomberg TV

Energy & Power Infrastructure 12/05/2019

Senior Portfolio Rob Thummel discussed the Aramco IPO on Bloomberg TV

Energy & Power Infrastructure 12/05/2019

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discussed the OPEC meeting on Bloomberg Radio

Energy & Power Infrastructure 11/01/2019

CNN International interview with Tortoise Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel

Energy & Power Infrastructure 10/09/2019

Bloomberg interviewed Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel about Aramco’s pending IPO

Energy & Power Infrastructure 10/09/2019

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discussed expected 3rd quarter upstream energy earnings call topics with S&P Global

Energy & Power Infrastructure 9/23/2019

Yahoo!Finance interviewed Senior Portfolio Rob Thummel on investment opportunities in the energy sector

Energy & Power Infrastructure 9/18/2019

Arirang News TV interviewed Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel on the Saudi oil fields drone attack

Energy & Power Infrastructure 9/12/2019

CNBC interviewed Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel on energy trends

Energy & Power Infrastructure 8/13/2019

Bloomberg interviewed Rob Thummel on crude oil inventory levels

Energy & Power Infrastructure 8/12/2019

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discussed ways to invest in midstream energy in U.S. News and World Report

Energy & Power Infrastructure 7/19/2019

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discussed crude oil inventory levels and prices on CNN International

Energy & Power Infrastructure 7/17/2019

The Wall Street Journal interviewed Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel about energy production company trends

Energy & Power Infrastructure 7/12/2019

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discussed crude oil production in the Permian Basin in a Bloomberg interview

Energy & Power Infrastructure 7/02/2019

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discussed the OPEC meeting outcome and the future of natural gas on Bloomberg TV

Energy & Power Infrastructure 6/18/2019

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discussed energy investment opportunities with Penta

Energy & Power Infrastructure 6/07/2019

The Wall Street Journal interviewed Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel about energy drilling company financing conditions

Energy & Power Infrastructure 5/22/2019

Bloomberg interviewed Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel on crude oil inventory levels

Energy & Power Infrastructure 5/10/2019

US News and World Report interviewed Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel on investing in energy companies

Energy & Power Infrastructure 4/26/2019

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discussed the energy sector on CNN International

Energy & Power Infrastructure 4/23/2019

Senior PM Rob Thummel discussed the energy sector on Fox Business

Energy & Power Infrastructure 4/24/2019

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discussed Occidental's bid for Anadarko in an interview with Bloomberg

Energy & Power Infrastructure 4/12/2019

Tortoise Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel appeared on Bloomberg TV

Energy & Power Infrastructure 4/10/2019

Bloomberg interviewed Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel on gasoline inventory levels

Energy & Power Infrastructure 3/27/2019

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discussed crude oil inventory levels in an interview with Bloomberg

Energy & Power Infrastructure 2/20/2019

Yahoo Finance Interview with Rob Thummel

Energy & Power Infrastructure 2/20/2019

Bloomberg TV Interview with Rob Thummel

Energy & Power Infrastructure 2/20/2019

CNN International Interview with Rob Thummel

Energy & Power Infrastructure 1/31/2019

Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discussed  the crude oil market in an interview with The Wall Street Journal

Energy & Power Infrastructure 1/30/2019

OilPrice.com interviewed Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel about declining crude oil shipments from Saudi Arabia

Energy & Power Infrastructure 1/10/2019

S&P Global Platts interviewed Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel oil rig activity

Energy & Power Infrastructure 1/04/2019

Bloomberg interviewed Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel about U.S. exports of crude and refined products

2/05/2018

Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discussed oil prices in a CNBC.com interview

2/09/2018

CNNMoney interviewed portfolio manager Rob Thummel on falling oil prices.

2/13/2018

CNBC Asia Interview with Rob Thummel

2/15/2018

Portfolio Manager was Rob Thummel featured in Reuters, discussing oil prices.

2/19/2018

Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discussed oil prices in a Reuters article

11/29/2018

CNBC.com interviewed Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel on oil price volatility

12/06/2018

CNN International interview with Rob Thummel

12/20/2018

CNBC Interview with Rob Thummel

12/21/2018

Fox Business interview with Rob Thummel

Energy & Power Infrastructure 2/05/2021

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discusses how Chevron's recent share purchase of Noble Midstream highlights the stability of the midstream energy sector with Reuters

Energy & Power Infrastructure 2/23/2021

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discusses how decreasing inventories and increasing demand are positives for higher oil prices with Bloomberg

Energy & Power Infrastructure 4/21/2021

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel explains how oil prices are being affected by rising case numbers in India with Bloomberg

Energy & Power Infrastructure 5/26/2021

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel comments on Exxon’s decision to add four new members to its board and what that means for the global energy transition in Barrons

Energy & Power Infrastructure 6/04/2021

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel gives a shareholder perspective on the Brookfield-Pembina battle for Inter Pipeline in an interview with BNN Bloomberg

Energy & Power Infrastructure 6/14/2021

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel comments on the energy industry's cautious approach to pandemic recovery in The Wall Street Journal

Energy & Power Infrastructure 6/14/2021

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discusses energy companies embracing ESG and his expectation for post pandemic oil prices on CNBC Power Lunch

Energy & Power Infrastructure 6/21/2021

In a Yahoo Finance interview, Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discusses several factors converging to boost oil prices including recovery driven demand and high electricity demand due to the summer heat wave

Energy & Power Infrastructure 7/07/2021

As gas prices continue to climb in the U.S., Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel explains the factors driving these prices in an S&P Global article

Energy & Power Infrastructure 9/08/2021

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discusses the impact of Hurricane Ida on oil refineries amidst already declining stockpiles in Bloomberg.

Energy & Power Infrastructure 9/16/2021

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel explains how decarbonization efforts and additional free cash flow from energy companies have repaired the sector’s image

Energy & Power Infrastructure 9/13/2021

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel describes the various factors converging that are causing natural gas prices to spike and what to expect from the sector this winter in a CNBC article

Energy & Power Infrastructure 10/04/2021

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel comments on the slightly lower than promised oil supply hike approved by OPEC+ in a Bloomberg article.

Energy & Power Infrastructure 10/04/2021

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel was interviewed on CNN International on what factors OPEC+ looks at when considering a supply increase

Energy & Power Infrastructure 10/05/2021

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discusses his expectations for how US oil producers will respond to spiking natural gas prices in S&P Global

Energy & Power Infrastructure 10/07/2021

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel comments on the current natural gas shortage in Europe and potential impacts on oil markets in MarketWatch

Energy & Power Infrastructure 10/14/2021

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel joins Yahoo Finance to discuss the outlook on natural gas, opportunity in the energy sector and gas prices

Energy & Power Infrastructure 10/19/2021

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel comments on the importance of crude oil products to the economic recovery with Bloomberg

Energy & Power Infrastructure 10/21/2021

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel discusses how natural gas prices will affect heating bills this winter in USA Today

Energy & Power Infrastructure 10/26/2021

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel comments on how shrinking supplies are driving oil prices higher and positive expectations for oil demand recovery in The Irish Independent

Energy & Power Infrastructure 10/28/2021

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel comments on rising natural gas prices and explains why this price spike is unaffected by oil markets in CNN Business

Energy & Power Infrastructure 11/22/2021

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel explains why oil prices didn’t drop following an announcement of a global SPR release in Bloomberg

Energy & Power Infrastructure 12/07/2021

Senior Portfolio Manager Rob Thummel comments on the recent drop in natural gas prices and quells fears of a potential supply shortage with CNN Business

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