Obituary for Peter Beutel ’73

The obituary for Peter Beutel ’73 was published in the NC Advertiser on March 12, 2012:

Peter Beutel, 56, energy analyst

Peter Cameron Beutel of New Canaan, founder of the energy research and risk management firm Cameron Hanover, died suddenly Thursday March 8, in Norwalk Hospital. He was 56.

Born in Baltimore, Md., July 22, 1955 he was the son of Gail Wilder Beutel of New Canaan and the late William C. Beutel of ABC News.

Mr. Beutel attended the Hackley School in Tarrytown, N.Y., The Highgate School in London and Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, Mass., and then was graduated from Dartmouth College in 1977. In the last several years he has taken many courses at Norwalk Community College in Norwalk.

Mr. Beutel was president of Cameron Hanover and chief editor of the firm’s Daily Energy Hedger, as well as author of Surviving Energy Prices. He previously worked for such trading brokerage firms as EF Hutton, Gill & Duffus, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Elders IXL, and, most recently, Merrill Lynch. He has been quoted over the years “by every major financial publication in the world, [was] a regular guest on CNBC and [spoke] daily with writers from Dow Jones, the Associated Press, AFP, Bloomberg and Reuters,” according to Cameron Hanover.

In addition to his mother, Mr. Beutel is survived by three sisters: Robin Gamble and her husband, Scot, of Madison, Wis., Colby Beutel and her husband, Michael Burns, of Chicago, Ill., and Heather Fortinberry of Ojai, Calif., along with six nephews and two nieces.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday March 17, at 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 471 Mansfield Avenue, Darien. Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA of Connecticut 359 Spring Hill Rd, Monroe, CT 06468.

The Hoyt Funeral Home and Cremation Service has charge of arrangements. For online condolences and directions visit

Peter Beutel Class of 1973

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