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Zintro ID: Richard-*****
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Rick ***** , a professional engineer, has been involved in the oil and natural gas industry for over 30 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:
• Strategic and operational planning for all sections of the natural gas industry regarding investment opportunities, in particular to infrastructure development and usage
• Facilitation of project strategic plans and economic/financial scenario planning related to natural gas 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
• Cost allocation and pricing of storage and other gas distribution services and assets
• Development and implementation natural gas and liquid pipelines rates and tariff design,
• Natural gas price forecasting and other related marketing issues for natural gas
• Development of regulatory processes and frameworks related to the administration and operations of pipelines and gas distribution systems,
• Natural gas supply developments, supply portfolio management for distributors and large industrial consumers,
• Expert witness on the above matters before energy regulators


Independent Consultant

• Independent Energy Consultant (2005 to Present)
• Navigant Consulting Inc (2003 to 2004 – Director Energy Practice)
• Ziff Energy Group (1991 to 2003 – Senior Vice President)
• Independent Energy Consultant (1990-1991)
• Independent Petroleum Association of Canada (1984 to 1990 – Manager Regulatory Affairs)
• Dome Petroleum Ltd/ Hudson Bay Oil and Gas Company Limited (1977 to 1984 – Senior Regulatory and Market Analyst, Senior Pipeline and Project Engineer)
• Royal Bank of Canada (1980/1981 – Senior Pipeline Engineer)
• KPMG (formerly Peat, Marwick, Mitchell) (1975 to 1977 – Auditor/Consultant)
• 4 Summers working in mines in Ontario and British Columbia

• 1975 Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
• Emphasis in econometric modeling and resource planning
• 1975 to ***** Part-time Graduate Studies in Accounting and Finance (McGill University)
• 1978 Professional Engineer, Province of Alberta, Canada (Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta)

Various Charitable Boards related to community Arts and Children in need

Since 1990, Mr. ***** has consulted to most sectors of the oil 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 Mr. ***** 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 oil and gas industry.

Rick 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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