Phil Flynn first walked onto the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade in the late 1970s to take a summer job as a runner. In the three decades since, he’s become a well-known energy commodities trader, often on the leading-edge of what’s happening with crude oil, gasoline, and natural gas. He recently spoke with reporter Erin Ailworth in Chicago about energy prices, the growing importance of natural gas, and how the financial crisis changed energy trading.
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