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Expert in Oil, Liquids and Natural Gas Pipeline Tolls, Tariffs, Cost of Service Models

Expert ID: 731474 Canada

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Expert. Expert, a professional engineer, has been involved in the oil and natural gas industry for over 35 years in Canada and the United States. For half his career he has been involved in the energy consulting sector.

He specializes in the areas of:
* Development and implementation natural gas and liquid pipelines rates and tariff design
* Development of economic/financial (cost of service) computer models related to pipeline rates and tolls design
* Cost allocation and appropriateness of cost of service components
* Development of regulatory processes and frameworks related to the administration and operations of pipelines and gas distribution systems
* Cost allocation and pricing of storage and other gas distribution services and assets
* Strategic and operational planning for all sections of the natural gas industry, liquids and petroleum regarding investment opportunities, in particular to infrastructure development and usage
* Facilitation of project strategic plans and economic/financial scenario planning related to natural gas, liquid and oil supplies, markets, storage, transportation and regulatory developments including the development of financial computer models to assist in the analysis of the economic evaluations
* Natural gas price forecasting and other related marketing issues for natural gas
* Natural gas supply developments, supply portfolio management for distributors and large industrial consumers,

Expert. Expert has appeared as an Expert Witness on the above matters before Federal, Provincial and States Public Utilities Commissions in Canada and
the United States on the above areas since 1985.


Canadian Municipality: Retained to assist in the examination of its municipal gas supply arrangements and develop various alternatives. Examination of utilities cost of service (revenue requirements) and the appropriateness and design of specific cost of service components. Further retained by the municipality to assist in the development and renegotiation of a new franchise agreement between the municipality and gas distributor.
Liquid Pipeline Cost Allocation Study: Retained to assist in the examination of various allocation policies respecting regulated liquid pipelines operated in Canada and the United States on behalf of several owners. Retained to examine in detailed all cost of service components allocations were appropriate and properly be allocated.

Canadian Provincial Energy Regulator: Retained to examine the future upstream supply and transportation arrangements respecting a local gas distributor. Subsequently retained by the regulator to assist in the review of the LDC’s application for a restructured storage and transportation arrangements.

Liquid Pipeline Purchase: Retained to assist client and legal counsel regarding tolls and tariff and various regulatory issues in the purchase of an international (Canada and the US) liquid pipeline.

Canadian Market and Regulatory Review for US Investment Company: Undertook an examination of the Canadian natural gas transportation system, market outlook, and regulatory framework respecting near term future developments for a US Investment company. The assignment involved not only a detailed description of the existing Canadian natural gas industry, but conducting confidential interviews with key stakeholder to determine their views of current issues, challenges and possible changes to the natural gas market and transportation systems in Canada related to the ability of a new entrant into the gas merchant business.

Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board: The lead regulatory/technical/economic consultant to the Board Members, staff and counsel regarding the examination of a new gas distributor(s) for the Province of Nova Scotia. The process also involved review and development of all aspects of Board review of gas distribution regulations, including the regulations governing the review of gas distributors, including the development of program to related increased Board regulatory operational costs, application fees and hearing costs. The selection process was undertaken under the directions of a formal public hearing, involving pre-filed testimony, data requests and interrogatories, and oral cross-examination and delivery of final briefs. Northern Natural Gas Infrastructure (Project 1): Retained to develop a number of financial models related to petroleum and natural gas production and infrastructure investment opportunities in northern Canada. Financial models were developed for each potential investment in a variety of infrastructures as well as an overall corporate model that integrated all of the potential individual investment opportunities.

Northern Natural Gas/Liquid Infrastructure (Project 2): Retained to develop and evaluate strategic investment options related to petroleum and natural gas facilities in Northern Canada from delivery to burner-tip. A number of financial models (including detailed cost-of-service pipeline/distribution models) were developed for each potential investment in a variety of infrastructures as well as an overall corporate model that integrated all of the potential individual investment opportunities.

Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board’s Public Review Commissioner: Provided assistance to the Public Review Commissioner of the C-NOPB in evaluating the potential for natural gas development from the proposed Husky Oil White Rose Offshore Oil project. This involved a review of all aspects of the potential development including markets, transportation systems and pricing for offshore natural gas production.

Council of Yukon First Nations: Retained to provide advice and expertise to the Grand Chief, Chief’s committee and legal counsel in development of CYFN’s strategic preparedness plan to respond to potential oil and natural gas exploration, development, and associated pipelines in the northern regions of Canada and Alaska. Prepared and delivered several daylong work shops and presentations to Elders, First Nation Chiefs. Assisted as a keynote speaker before the 3rd Annual Oil and Gas First Nation Northern Summit. The assistance has lead to a better understanding of the current changes in the North American natural gas industry, which will be used in CYFN’s decision-making process.

Natural Gas Storage Evaluation: Retained to provide expert opinion on the value of an independent storage operator respecting potential markets in Ontario and Quebec.

Natural Gas Storage: Retained annually by a Canadian Utility to develop a new transfer price methodology related to affiliate contracting of capacity. This assignment also included the evaluation of the utility’s requirement for storage but both utility and non-utility markets.

Storage Investment Company: Assisted in the research and analysis of potential natural gas storage facilities (reservoir and salt cavern) investment opportunities in eastern Canada and the United States that could be developed. The examination reviewed the potential for market and production directed use of the storage facilities, as well as considerations regarding access issues to existing or potential pipeline systems.

Mackenzie Valley Gas Pipeline: Retained to assist and provide expert evidence (pipeline tolls, tariffs and regulatory policies) to a Canadian oil and natural gas producer in their regulatory involvement before the National Energy Board and Joint Review Panel regarding the public hearing process for the application to construct this pipeline system.

Energy Industry Association: Retained by one of the major Canadian energy industry association to undertake the development of a pipeline cost of service financial model to examine the variation in tolling concepts between Canada and the United States.

CERI and PRAC: Retained by the Canadian Energy Research Institute and Petroleum Research Atlantic Canada to assist them in the development of a multi-client study regarding the effects on the natural gas industry of the development of LNG in the eastern regions of Canada.

Pipeline Rate and Revenue Requirement Model for Scenario Planning: Developed a pipeline rate design model and revenue requirement model to simulate a major Canadian pipeline transmission company to permit financial planning of various corporate development scenarios for large-scale supply diversity, including LNG development.

Corporate Due Diligence: Assisted a client in undertaking its due diligence regarding a potential pipeline acquisitions involving the review of existing and potential natural gas supplies and markets, competitive transportation alternatives, and development of a long term outlook regarding gas price and basis differentials and their influence on competitive transportation toll designs.

Corporate Bond Issuance: Was a lead consultant regarding long-term gas price determination and outlook on supply and transportation factors influencing prices throughout various regions in North America regarding electrical generation used for the underpinning of a corporate bond issue.

Canadian Market and Regulatory Review for US Investment Company: Undertook an examination of the Canadian natural gas transportation system, market outlook, and regulatory framework respecting near term future developments for a US Investment company. The assignment involved not only a detailed description of the existing Canadian natural gas industry, but conducting confidential interviews with key stakeholder to determine their views of current issues, challenges and possible changes to the natural gas market and transportation systems in Canada related to the ability of a new entrant into the gas merchant business.

Canadian Power Company: Developed and prepared a long term North American annual natural gas price forecast based upon various development scenarios and key industry factors in the natural gas industry until 2025.

Plateau Pipeline (Pembina Pipeline): Retained and appeared as an expert witness regarding toll design and other regulatory matters for an intra-provincial oil pipeline.

El Paso Canada – Blue Atlantic Project: Retained to examine the potential effect alternative landfall for a sub-sea pipeline on the potential development of a natural gas liquid industry in the Province of Nova Scotia. The report concludes that an additional landfall for offshore natural gas in the southwest region of the Province will not be detrimental to the potential development of a natural gas liquid industry in the Province. The report also concludes there are significant advantages to the Province of a major landfall for natural gas in the southwest region that far out way any proposal to require a single landfall in the Guysborough County.

Scotia Shelf Natural Gas Potential: Has been retained by several companies to author a series of studies outlining the potential for natural gas developed off the eastcoast of Canada.

Canadian Electrical Generator: Retained to provide an expert opinion regarding the rate design and possible tolling methodology on an inter-provincial pipeline system.

Joint Provincial/Federal Development Agency: Natural gas policy assistance in the research and examination of public policy and market considerations and economic feasibility for local natural gas distribution in Greenfield areas within the regions of a number of Canadian eastcoast provinces.

US Southwest Gas Distributor: Development of an independent study regarding the appropriateness of using natural storage for a local gas distribution company’s gas supply and delivery portfolio, including the potential influence on the company’s system gas prices.

Other Consulting Assignments prior to 2000
Liquid and Gas Pipelines and Natural Gas Distribution
• Cost Allocation and affiliate transfer pricing
• Supply/purchase portfolio analysis and development
• System gas price determination and arbitration
• Transportation and storage portfolio evaluation
• Rates, tolls and tariff analysis and design including development of cost of service models
• Regulatory and legislative issues regarding competitive markets
Liquid and Gas Producers
• Competitive market analysis, including gas sale price determination
• Transportation and processing development
• Deregulation market, supply and transportation framework development
• Unbundled liquid and natural gas pipeline rate design
Government Departments and Agencies
• Greenfield gas distribution development
• Legislative and regulatory frameworks for gas distribution development
• Technical support to international and domestic development agencies regarding natural gas pipelines and distribution tariffs economic developments - Bolivia
• Assistance in pricing and market review of the Canadian natural gas industry
• Expert opinion regarding liquid pipeline rates and development contracts
Electrical Industry
• Natural gas supply and transportation due diligence
• Natural gas price forecasting

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1975 Degree: Bachelor of Engineering Subject: Mining and Resource Economic Institution: McGill University
Year: 1980 Degree: Professional Engineering Subject: Institution: Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1990 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: Expert. Expert is an independent consultant responsible to fulfilling all of his consulting clients requests as outlined in specific consulting agreements.
Years: 2003 to 2004 Employer: Navigant Consulting Inc Title: Director Energy Practice - Associate Department: Energy Responsibilities: Expert. Expert was responsible of the operations of the Calgary office, solicitation of prospective clients, marketing Navigant's expertise and products, development of new client-focused assignments and maintaining existing client consulting assignments.
Years: 1991 to 1993 Employer: Ziff Energy Group Title: Senior Vice President - Associate Department: Natural Gas Responsibilities: Expert. Expert had executive responsibility for the natural gas consulting practice of the firm which involved all aspects of firm administration, client oversight, development of multi-client projects, development of responses to proposals, appearing as an expert witness of behalf of clients before energy regulators and arbitrators.
Years: 1984 to 1990 Employer: Independent Petroleum Association of Canada Title: Manager of Regulatory Affairs Department: Natural Gas Responsibilities: Expert. Expert was a senior member of the management team reporting to the Board of Directors. Expert. Expert was responsible for the management of all all the association's member committees related to development of energy policies in Canada that would involve presentations to energy regulatory agencies in Canada, provincial and federal energy departments. Expert. Expert was responsible for responding to member's requests for information and research, drafting of presentations and evidence (both policy and expert opinion) regarding natural gas and crude oil: pricing; pipeline rates and tariffs, expansions; energy policies associated with deregulation of natural gas and oil in Canada; appearing before energy regulators both as a policy and expert witness; lobbying before provincial and federal government energy policy departments, and elected government officials. Expert. Expert was also responsible for the development and presentation of yearly budgets related to his responsibilities before the Board of Directors (apart from the budget for staffing and administration of the Association, Expert. Expert's budget far exceeded all other departments and had the greatest scrutiny.
Years: 1977 to 1984 Employer: Dome Petroleum Ltd/ Hudson Bay Oil and Gas Company Limited Title: Senior Regulatory and Market Analyst, Senior Pipeline and Project Engineer – Gas Liquids Department: Various Responsibilities: Expert. Expert started his career in the petroleum industry as an engineer, working in a variety operating and management departments, where he gained significant experience in the development and analysis of pipelines' economics: natural gas, petroleum and related product markets; budgetary development.
Years: 1980 to 1981 Employer: Royal Bank of Canada Title: Senior Pipeline Engineer Department: Oil and Gas Division Responsibilities: Expert. Expert took a one year sabbatical to work with the Royal Bank of Canada in assisting its oil and natural gas division in the development of financial models regarding the viability of large scale pipeline projects throughout the world.
Years: 1975 to 1977 Employer: KPMG (formerly Peat, Marwick, Mitchell) Title: Senior Auditor/Consultant Department: Audit and Management Consulting Responsibilities: After graduating from McGill University in Engineering, Expert. Expert commenced working for KPMG while undertaking Graduate Courses in Accounting, Finance and Economics.

Career Accomplishments

Professional Appointments
Specific appearances and/or assistance in the following public regulatory proceedings:

• 2019 Manitoba Public Utilities Board – Centra Gas
Provide expert evidence regarding Storage and Transportation Portfolio on behalf of Consumers Association of Canada (Manitoba)
• 2006/2007 National Energy Board – Mackenzie Valley Pipeline
Provided expert evidence regarding pipeline tolls, tariffs and regulatory policies on behalf of a Canadian oil and natural gas producer as well as assisting Legal counsel.
• 2004 Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board – Heritage Gas Rate Case
Lead rates and tariff consultant to Board Members and counsel regarding the first rate case application by the principal natural gas distributor in Nova Scotia.
• 2004 Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board Gas Distribution Rights – Strait Area Gas
Lead technical, regulatory and management consultant regarding examination of revised gas distribution rights application in a specific region of Nova Scotia.
• 2002 Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board Gas Distribution Rights – Revisited
Lead technical and management consultant to Board Members and counsel regarding the awarding of natural gas distribution rights (subsequent proceeding required due to the relinquishment of franchise rights by Sempra Atlantic)
• 2002 Ontario Energy Board Enbridge Gas Distribution– Alliance Pipeline Capacity
Appeared as an expert witness as to the appropriateness of contracting for long term capacity on the Alliance Pipeline system and the Canadian natural gas market conditions existing at the time of contracting for capacity by the utility.
• 2002 Alberta Energy and Utilities Board ATCO Gas – Carbon Storage
Appeared as an expert witness regarding an appropriate storage transfer price between affiliates and whether the existing regulated storage facilities were continued to be required for utility purposes.
• 2001 British Columbia Utilities Commission Plateau Pipelines (Pembina Pipelines)
Appeared as an expert witness regarding oil pipeline toll designs and regulatory policies regarding safely and environmental practices.
• 2001 National Energy Board TransCanada PipeLines
Appeared as an expert witness regarding various tariff/tolling matters on behalf of long-term transportation shippers.
• 2000 Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board Sempra Atlantic Gas
Lead technical and management consultant to Board Members and counsel regarding Sempra Atlantic’s initial distribution tolls and tariff application.
• 2000 Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board Gas Marketing Licence
Lead technical and management consultant to Board Members and counsel regarding the determination of gas marketing licences.
• 1999 Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board Gas Distribution Rights
Lead technical and management consultant to Board Members and counsel regarding the awarding of natural gas distribution rights.
• 1998 National Energy Board Coleman Pipeline
Appeared as an expert witness respecting future gas supply and markets relating to natural gas in Alberta.
• 1997 National Energy Board Novagas Canada Ltd.
Appeared as an expert witness regarding tolling and tariff issues related to transportation services access.
• 1996 Manitoba Public Utilities Board Generic Hearing - Future Role of the Gas Distributor
Appeared as an expert witness relating to the past, current and future business environment for the marketing of natural gas from the wellhead to the burner tip and the future changes to the retail marketing of natural gas and other energy services.
• 1995 Alberta Energy & Utilities Board NOVA Gas Transmission
Appeared as an expert witness on natural gas pricing issues, outlook for the forthcoming tolling year
• 1994 California Public Utilities Commission Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Appeared as an expert witness on behalf of a major shipper respecting the appropriate financial and economic performance measure to evaluate pipeline efficiency and effectiveness.
• 1993 Manitoba Public Utilities Board Centra Gas Manitoba Inc. Rate Case
Appeared as an expert witness on natural gas pricing issues, outlook for the forthcoming tolling year
• 1993 Ontario Energy Board Centra Gas Ontario Inc. Rate Case
Appeared as an expert witness on natural gas pricing issues related to revisions in the gas utility purchase contract
• 1992 Ontario Energy Board Centra Gas Ontario Inc. Rate Case
Appeared as an expert witness on natural gas pricing issues related to revision in the gas utility purchase contract
• 1992 Manitoba Public Utilities Board Centra Gas Manitoba Inc. Rate Case
Appeared as an expert witness on pipeline tolls, tariffs for a storage and transportation project as well as natural gas pricing issues.
• 1991 Manitoba Public Utilities Board Centra Gas Manitoba Inc. Storage Case
Appeared as an expert witness on pipeline tolls, tariffs for storage and transportation project and the prudence of the utility's decision process.
• 1990 National Energy Board TransCanada PipeLines Facilities Application
Appeared as an expert witness on the appropriate toll methodology for expanded facilities and export volumes.
• 1990 National Energy Board Westcoast Energy Facilities Application
Appeared as an expert/policy witness on the appropriate level of facilities expansion and toll design for incremental facilities.
• 1990 National Energy Board Westcoast Energy Toll Case
Appeared as an expert/policy witness on cost of service, rate design and tariff issues on the Westcoast system.
• 1989 National Energy Board TransCanada PipeLines Toll Case
Appeared as an expert/policy witness on toll design and allocation of costs.
• 1989 Alberta Public Utilities Board Northwestern Utilities Limited Transportation Rate Design
Appeared as an expert witness on the appropriate toll methodology for expanded facilities and export volumes.
• 1989 National Energy Board Westcoast Energy Toll Case
Appeared as expert/policy witness on various toll methodologies, design and allocation of costs.
 1989 National Energy Board Westcoast Energy Export Toll
Appeared as an expert witness on the appropriate cost allocation and toll design for natural gas exports.
• 1988 National Energy Board Foothills Pipeline, Interruptible Tolls
Appeared as an expert witness on the appropriate toll design for interruptible transportation service for gas exports to the United States.
• 1988 Alberta Public Utilities Board Canadian Western Rate Case
Appeared as a policy witness on issues pertaining to rate classification for transportation (open access) service for natural gas utility.
• 1988 National Energy Board TransCanada PipeLines Toll Case
Appeared as an expert/policy witness on rates and cost allocation issues at an annual toll hearing.
• 1988 National Energy Board TransMountain PipeLine
Appeared as an expert/policy witness on the appropriate cost allocation and toll methodology for new incremental crude oil pipeline facilities.
• 1988 National Energy Board TransCanada PipeLines Facilities Application
Appeared as an expert/policy witness on the appropriate rate design and allocation of costs for new incremental gas pipeline facilities.
• 1987 National Energy Board Foothills Pipelines (Yukon) Toll Case
Appeared as an expert witness regarding toll and tariff design for exports to the United States.
• 1987 National Energy Board Westcoast Gas Transmission Toll Case
Appeared as an expert witness on the appropriate toll design and cost allocation process for natural gas.
• 1987 British Columbia Utilities Commission Inland Natural Gas Rate Case
Appeared as an expert/policy witness on the appropriateness of transportation rates for unbundling the utility's gas supply and transportation services.
• 1987 National Energy Board Manitoba Oil and Gas Corporation
Appeared as an expert/policy witness regarding transportation service and gas supply to the local utility's market related to the continuing process of deregulation in Canada.
• 1987 Manitoba Public Utilities Board ICG (Manitoba)
Appeared as a technical/policy witness on available transportation services related to direct sales between end users and gas suppliers
• 1987 British Columbia Utilities Commission Inland Natural Gas Rate Case
Appeared as an expert/policy witness on the appropriateness of existing rates and tariff and advocating particular changes to permit direct sales between produces and end-users.
• 1987 Manitoba Public Utilities Board ICG (Manitoba)
Appeared as an expert/policy witness regarding transportation service and gas supply for sales between Canadian provinces resulting from changes due to deregulation in Canada.
• 1987 National Energy Board Westcoast Transmission Tolls Case
Appeared as an expert witness on the appropriate toll design and cost allocation for interruptible export transportation service of natural gas to the United States.
• 1986/87 National Energy Board TransCanada PipeLines Toll Case
Appeared as an expert/policy witness regarding cost allocation and appropriate toll design for natural gas transportation in Canada and exported to the United States.
• 1986 National Energy Board Interprovincial Pipelines Tolls Case
Appeared as an expert/policy witness advocating changes to existing toll design and cost allocation for crude oil transportation in Canada.
• 1986 Ontario Energy Board Consumer Gas Rate Case
Appeared as a technical/policy witness respecting the unbundling of existing rates resulting from the deregulation of natural gas in Canada.
• 1986 National Energy Board TransCanada PipeLines - Availability of Service
Appeared as a policy witness respecting the appropriate mechanisms for pipeline access and contracting practices to allow an orderly transition to a market responsive natural gas pricing regime in Canada.
• 1985 National Energy Board Westcoast Gas Transmission Toll Case
Appeared as an expert witness avocation changes to existing rate design to conform to the natural gas deregulation process and open access on the pipeline network.
• 1985 Ontario Energy Board Consumers Gas Rate Case
Appeared as a technical/policy witness advocating changes to existing rate design and cost allocation among ratepayers responding to deregulation in the Canadian natural gas industry.
• 1985 National Energy Board TransCanada PipeLines Toll Case
Appeared as a technical/policy witness advocating changes to existing tolls and tariff design to respond to the development of open access transportation.
• 1985 National Energy Board Omnibus Gas Export - Surplus Determination Procedures - Phase I
Appeared as a technical/policy witness respecting the appropriate guidelines and regulations for natural gas exports from Canada to the United States.
• 1985 Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board Alberta Ethane Policy Proceedings
Appeared as a technical/policy witness respecting the appropriateness of existing regulations resulting from the change to a market responsive pricing regime in Canada for natural gas.
• 1985 Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board Consoligas Management Gas Removal Application
Appeared as a technical/policy witness respecting the appropriate regulation for gas removal permits.
• 1984/85 National Energy Board TransCanada PipeLines Method of Regulation
Assisted in the development of policy evidence respecting the methodology of pipeline regulation in Canada.
• 1984 National Energy Board Westcoast Transmission Toll Case
Assisted in the development of expert testimony respecting the appropriate toll design and methodology for the Westcoast gas pipeline system.
• 1984 National Energy Board TransCanada Pipelines Limited
Assisted in the development of expert testimony on toll and tariff design.
• 1984 National Energy Board TransQuebec and Maritimes Pipeline Toll Case
Committee chairman and representative of IPAC in support of the Canadian Independent Producer positions respecting the appropriate pipeline toll design.
• 1983 National Energy Board Interprovincial Pipelines Toll Case
Assisted in the development of expert testimony respecting toll design and cost allocation, as well as technical support to legal counsel in formulation of cross-examination.
• 1983 National Energy Board Westcoast Transmission Toll Case
Assisted in the development of expert testimony respecting rate design and tariff issues.
• 1983 Ontario Energy Board The Cost of Feedstock Inquiry
Assisted in the preparation of expert testimony on the price and availability of natural gas through direct selling to end-users.
• 1983 National Energy Board TransCanada PipeLines Toll Case
Assisted in the development of expert testimony on rate and tariff design.
• 1983 Manitoba Public Utilities Board Steelgas Utilities Rate Case
Assisted in the development of appropriate rate designs for a propane distribution system.
• 1983 National Energy Board TransQuebec and Maritimes Pipelines Toll Cases
Assisted in the development of expert testimony on rate and tariff design, and supported counsel in the development of cross-examination of witnesses.
• 1982 National Energy Board Gas Export Omnibus Hearing
Assisted in the preparation of expert testimony on the appropriate markets for Canadian natural gas.
• 1982 National Energy Board Manito Pipeline Toll Case
Appeared as a technical advisor to a pipeline shipper respecting toll and tariffs.


Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Specific appearances and/or assistance in the following public regulatory proceedings:

• 2006/2007 National Energy Board – Mackenzie Valley Pipeline
Provided expert evidence regarding pipeline tolls, tariffs and regulatory policies on behalf of a Canadian oil and natural gas producer as well as assisting Legal counsel.
• 2004 Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board – Heritage Gas Rate Case
Lead rates and tariff consultant to Board Members and counsel regarding the first rate case application by the principal natural gas distributor in Nova Scotia.
• 2004 Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board Gas Distribution Rights – Strait Area Gas
Lead technical, regulatory and management consultant regarding examination of revised gas distribution rights application in a specific region of Nova Scotia.
• 2002 Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board Gas Distribution Rights – Revisited
Lead technical and management consultant to Board Members and counsel regarding the awarding of natural gas distribution rights (subsequent proceeding required due to the relinquishment of franchise rights by Sempra Atlantic)
• 2002 Ontario Energy Board Enbridge Gas Distribution– Alliance Pipeline Capacity
Appeared as an expert witness as to the appropriateness of contracting for long term capacity on the Alliance Pipeline system and the Canadian natural gas market conditions existing at the time of contracting for capacity by the utility.
• 2002 Alberta Energy and Utilities Board ATCO Gas – Carbon Storage
Appeared as an expert witness regarding an appropriate storage transfer price between affiliates and whether the existing regulated storage facilities were continued to be required for utility purposes.
• 2001 British Columbia Utilities Commission Plateau Pipelines (Pembina Pipelines)
Appeared as an expert witness regarding oil pipeline toll designs and regulatory policies regarding safely and environmental practices.
• 2001 National Energy Board TransCanada PipeLines
Appeared as an expert witness regarding various tariff/tolling matters on behalf of long-term transportation shippers.
• 2000 Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board Sempra Atlantic Gas
Lead technical and management consultant to Board Members and counsel regarding Sempra Atlantic’s initial distribution tolls and tariff application.
• 2000 Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board Gas Marketing Licence
Lead technical and management consultant to Board Members and counsel regarding the determination of gas marketing licences.
• 1999 Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board Gas Distribution Rights
Lead technical and management consultant to Board Members and counsel regarding the awarding of natural gas distribution rights.
• 1998 National Energy Board Coleman Pipeline
Appeared as an expert witness respecting future gas supply and markets relating to natural gas in Alberta.
• 1997 National Energy Board Novagas Canada Ltd.
Appeared as an expert witness regarding tolling and tariff issues related to transportation services access.
• 1996 Manitoba Public Utilities Board Generic Hearing - Future Role of the Gas Distributor
Appeared as an expert witness relating to the past, current and future business environment for the marketing of natural gas from the wellhead to the burner tip and the future changes to the retail marketing of natural gas and other energy services.

• 1995 Alberta Energy & Utilities Board NOVA Gas Transmission
Appeared as an expert witness on natural gas pricing issues, outlook for the forthcoming tolling year
• 1994 California Public Utilities Commission Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Appeared as an expert witness on behalf of a major shipper respecting the appropriate financial and economic performance measure to evaluate pipeline efficiency and effectiveness.
• 1993 Manitoba Public Utilities Board Centra Gas Manitoba Inc. Rate Case
Appeared as an expert witness on natural gas pricing issues, outlook for the forthcoming tolling year
• 1993 Ontario Energy
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Since 1990, Expert. Expert has consulted to most sectors of the petroleum and natural industry in the above areas of expertise, as well as for electrical generators, natural distribution companies, mining companies and a variety of federal and provincial government energy departments and regulatory agencies. Not only does Expert. Expert provide strategic advice and recommendations regarding his specific expertise but he has developed specific computer financial models to assist in the evaluation of the various scenarios related to investment opportunities, in particular to investments in the upstream and midstream sectors of the petroleum and gas industry.

Expert has appeared before energy regulatory agencies in Canada and in the United States as an expert witness related to natural gas pricing determination and supply assurance; oil pipeline rate design; natural gas transmission and distribution rates and tariffs; and the development of regulatory processes related to natural gas distribution and transmission systems. He has written and spoken at energy conferences on a variety of energy development issues including development of regulatory frameworks, changes to gas transmission and distribution systems in a competitive environment, natural gas supply and pricing outlooks.

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