Petrospot is an independent publishing, training and events organisation focused on the maritime, energy and transportation industries.

Based in Oxfordshire, England, Petrospot was established in May 2003 by Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes (Managing Director). He is supported by Lesley Bankes-Hughes (Director of Publishing/Executive Editor) and Jerry Carter (Director – Sales) and backed by a highly professional team.

It delivers the highest quality strategic information in the most comprehensive and convenient formats – via magazines, websites and books, or face to face in conferences, exhibitions, seminars and training courses.

Petrospot works very closely with government and industry in many countries and organises some of the biggest, most popular and prestigious shipping and bunkering events in the world. In the marine fuels sector, Petrospot organises events as diverse as: Maritime Week Americas, Maritime Week Africa, Maritime Week Gibraltar, Maritime Week Las Palmas, Portugal Shipping Week, the Middle East Bunkering Convention and ARACON. The Petrospot Academy runs a range of well-respected training courses and in-house training around the world, including the Oxford Bunker Course, BunkerExperience and An Introduction to Shipping. Petrospot also co-owns and runs London International Shipping Week.


Port Reports

Petrospot + 20|20 Marine Energy – market intelligence on global bunker ports.

Each report focuses on the commercial, logistical and environmental issues driving the changes and developments in each local market. This includes an expert summary of commercial operations at each location, information on current and historic bunker demand, an overview of fuel suppliers and market share, storage facilities and fuel delivery options and providers.

Petrospot Books

Petrospot publishes some of the world’s most authoritative books on bunker fuels, LNG bunkering, marine lubes, shipping, shipping law, risk management and marine surveying.


The essential and authoritative source of information for marine fuels professionals.

Bunkerspot provides a comprehensive, accurate – and always independent – view of the multi-faceted global marine fuels industry. Bunkerspot magazine focuses on the technical, operational, commercial, environmental and legal aspects of bunkering, and also keeps its readers up to speed on innovations and trends in vessel and fuel efficiency technologies. The Bunkerspot website includes a subscription-based real-time news and pricing service, as well as information channels, industry announcements and updates on conferences, exhibitions and other key events.

Bunkerspot industry roundtables 

Bunkerspot regularly partners with key industry stakeholders to host roundtable discussions where shipping, marine fuels and legal experts offer insights on the main issues and developments impacting the bunker sector.

Bunkerspot Price Index

If you need accurate, up-to-date bunker price indications in an easy to use and highly cost-effective format, BPi ticks all the boxes. Delivered via the Bunkerspot website or through the BPi app, the Bunkerspot Price Index offers spot bunker prices in over 350 global ports, updated daily and with easy to see tracked price changes.

shipping innovation

In the shipping sector, via Shipping Innovation its joint venture partnership with Elaborate Communications, Petrospot organises:

  • London International Shipping Week
  • European Shipping Week
  • Portugal Shipping Week
  • International Shipowning & Shipmanagement Summit
  • International Maritime Forum
  • International Martime Cluster Round Table




Petrospot team



  • Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes
  • Lesley Bankes-Hughes
  • Jerry Carter
  • Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes

    Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes

    Managing Director, Petrospot / Director, Shipping Innovation


    Llewellyn has worked in bunkering, oil and shipping since 1980, as journalist and broker, in London and New York, working for Argus, Petroleum Intelligence Weekly, Eperon Petroleum, Albion Oil and Energy Information. He joined MRC in Oxford to launch BunkerNews, before establishing Petrospot in 2003 to publish Bunkerspot magazine, news and pricing services, and highly-respected bunker and shipping books.

    He has created and run globally-recognised events in 25 countries around the world, including Maritime Week Americas, ARACON, London International Shipping Week and European Shipping Week, and runs internationally-renowned training programmes, including the Oxford Bunker Course and BunkerExperience.

    Tel: +44 1295 814455 x201
    Mob: +44 7768 574430
    Skype: petrospot.lbh

  • Lesley Bankes-Hughes

    Lesley Bankes-Hughes

    Director of Publishing/Executive Editor

    Lesley Bankes-Hughes is a highly experienced editor, news journalist and features writer. After a number of years as business editor of Jane’s Defence Weekly, she worked for the International Stock Exchange and Euromoney Publications. She also established a specialist newsletter covering European corporate mergers and acquisitions, and later spent several years at Christ Church, University of Oxford, with responsibility for developing educational outreach projects.

    At Petrospot, she has taken a lead on editorial projects relating to the marine fuels sector since 2007.

    Tel: +44 1295 814455 x211
    Mob: +44 7815 578643

  • Jerry Carter

    Jerry Carter

    Director - Sales

    Jerry has worked in shipping since 1990 and began his career at Lloyds of London. A qualified Marine and Energy insurance underwriter, he has underwritten accounts for Lloyd’s Syndicates and also company market capital providers in the London Underwriting Centre.

    Following many years working in the London market, writing both marine and energy insurance and reinsurance business, he moved to the Middle East to develop a new Marine account as Vice President of IGI in Amman, Jordan.

    He eventually returned to the UK, joining Petrospot in 2014 where he now leads the sales team as Director.

    Tel: +44 1295 814455 x204
    Mob: +44 7576 519995


  • Simon Robotham
  • Simon Robotham

    Simon Robotham

    Academy Executive

    Tel: +44 1295 814455 x215
    Mob: +44 7412 175859


  • Kelli Houghton
  • Victoria House
  • Sophie Keene


  • Ian Taylor
  • Steve Simpson
  • Rhys
  • Emma Broadhurst


  • Lisa Davison
  • Juliet Boyles
  • Cheryl Marshall


  • Laura Walker