About Pentagon Energy

Founded by a group of experienced energy executives, Pentagon Energy was established as an independent entity to acquire Morgan Stanley’s CNG business. The executive team has collectively over 100 years experience in physical and financial commodity trading, asset ownership and logistics services.


Our mission is to be the leading global provider of clean, affordable and reliable energy solutions to our clients. Our strength is the ability to identify, purchase and transport physical commodities from source locations to where they are most needed. To accomplish our goal Pentagon Energy has invested in an integrated model of leading edge technology, from compression to transportation assets. Our business model is to own and operate CNG “mother stations” and the logistics chain, with a global footprint and local expertise


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Pentagon Energy Team

Pentagon Energy is led by a team of experienced energy and logistics experts. Please feel free to contact Pentagon with any questions for our knowledgeable and professional energy service group.


Alberto Chiesara

Mr. Chiesara is a Principal and Co-Founder of Pentagon Energy. Prior to his role with Pentagon, Mr. Chiesara was an Executive Director with Morgan Stanley Commodities in Purchase New York, where he led the global gas origination unit. Mr. Chiesara joined Morgan Stanley in 2006 in charge of developing the physical and derivative presence for the company in Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Chiesara was employed with Shell Trading in several positions globally where his latest role was as crude oil trader in London.

Mr. Chiesara graduated with an undergraduate degree in Petroleum Engineering, later pursuing a Petroleum Engineering master’s degree from Texas A&M. He also received a Diplome d’engenieur (France) and a master’s degree in Finance from the French Institute of Petroleum (IFP).


Ryan Comerford

Mr. Comerford is a Principal and Co-Founder of Pentagon Energy. Prior to his role with Pentagon, Mr. Comerford had a 17-year career at Morgan Stanley, where he most recently was a Managing Director and head of the Natural Gas Trading and Origination team, and a member of the management committee for the bank’s commodities business in New York. He held a variety of senior management roles across the ISG platform in both Asia (Hong Kong) and London before relocating to New York in 2005.

Prior to the move, Mr. Comerford was an associate at ING Barings and a member of the global natural resources corporate finance unit for nearly four years. He began his energy services career as an analyst at Barclays de Zoette Wed (BZW) Australia in 1991, following his attainment of a degree in economics and applied finance from the University of Wollongong.


Luis Gutierrez

Mr. Gutierrez is a Principal and Co-Founder of Pentagon Energy. Prior to his role with Pentagon, Mr. Gutierrez had 5-year career at Pentacles Energy, LLLP, where he was a General Partner & CFO. Mr Gutierrez had 13-year career at Oppenheimer & Co . Mr Gutierrez was a Director of Portafolio Manager in Caracas , Venezuela. He has a degree in Business Administration from the Universidad Metropolitana in Caracas


Terrence F. Durkin

Dr. Durkin is Pentagon’s primary legal counsel. He has been a licensed attorney for over twenty years, representing business clients with an emphasis on corporate and regulatory issues. Dr. Durkin began his career in the Cook County State Attorney’s Office and has also been appointed Special Assistant Attorney General in Illinois.


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