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About Us

In 2012 Nova Energy was founded on the principles that our customer’s results are all that matters. This philosophy has helped create a customer-centric organization dedicated to the prosperity of our customers.

Darrin Haugan | Ty Rogers| Brian Payne

Ty Rogers, Principal:

Ty Rogers has over 25 years of experience in fuel supply, trading, logistics, and hedging. His expertise is in petroleum products wholesale, marketing, pipeline, and terminal logistics, and hedging. Ty has worked in various parts of the United States in trading and management positions for Phibro Energy and Koch Industries. Ty has managed over 70 refined product terminals in the US, working on various pipelines such as Colonial Pipeline, Koch Pipeline, Plantation, Kinder Morgan, Magellan, and Buckeye. He has handled over 600,000 bbls per month of refined products in trading and hedging. In 2012, Ty started Nova Energy Inc, an Atlanta-based physical and financial energy risk company managing fuel supply, terminal access, and financial hedges on behalf of its clients. Ty is currently a partner in the Peak Midstream Companies which owns rail transload facilities and commodities businesses across the United States. He has an MBA in Marketing from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, and a Bachelor’s in Finance from the University of South Alabama. Ty is a member of the National Futures Association, NACS, and currently sits on a number of Board of Directors.

Darrin Haugan, Vice President:

Darrin joined Nova Energy in 2012 and has come full circle from where he began his career work on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange back in 1987. Working in the Eurodollar futures pit managing customers' positions, Darrin gained valuable knowledge of how local brokers utilize the technical elements of the market to make profits. In 1988, he left the futures market to pursue a successful career in the building industry where he was a senior member of management of several building products companies. In 2012 he earned his Series 3 license to trade commodities. Darrin received his MBA from Roosevelt University in Chicago (1994) and has an undergraduate degree in Marketing from Eastern Illinois University (1985).

Brian Payne, Account Manager:

Brian began his career in the Petroleum Industry in 2007 at Pilot Flying J. At Pilot, Brian was responsible for forecasting daily distillate demand for 250+ retail locations as well as scheduling and managing inventories on Colonial, Plantation, Buckeye, Explorer, Magellan South, and Enterprise pipelines. He gained extensive knowledge in various regional markets while optimizing daily purchasing activities. He joined the team at Nova 2013 where he obtained his Series 3 license to trade commodities. Brian currently coordinates pipeline nominations, allocations, stub lines, and line space trading. He graduated from Lee University in 2006 with a degree in Business Administration.