Rory Johnston

Rory Johnston

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Rory Johnston is a known researcher and expert in global commodities markets, specializing in the North American energy industry. Rory’s work includes a variety of research and investment projects including his commodity market research platform at Commodity Context, an independent commodity market newsletter that aims to demystify the commodity industry. He is also the Managing Director and Market Economist at Price Street, where he handles both public market portfolio and private equity strategy. Previously, Rory was a Commodity Economist covering energy and metals markets in Scotiabank’s Economics Department. He previously led commodity economics research at Scotiabank where he advised executives and clients, sat on the bank’s credit committee for commodity-related sectors, and oversaw the bank’s official commodity price forecasts.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Rory worked with Scotiabank's International Economics Group on global energy and infrastructure issues.

  • He wrote on topics ranging from the Petrocaribe oil alliance to the expansion of the Panama Canal.

  • He contributed to Scotiabank's Global Outlook, the department's flagship quarterly forecast.

  • He also contributed to Commodity Notes on various topics of interest to the Canadian Commodity sector.

  • His research included the Scotiabank Commodity Price Index, a monthly assessment of developments affecting the Prices of major Canadian commodities.