Kevin Birn, Executive Director, North American Crude Oil Markets, Energy, IHS Markit.  Mr. Birn is based in Calgary and leads western Canadian crude oil market research services which includes the Canadian Oil Sands Dialogue. Mr. Birn has authored over 40 reports on or associated with development of the Canadian oil sands. His expertise includes Canadian oil sands development, oil sands cost and competitiveness, crude oil markets, crude oil transportation logistics, greenhouse gas intensity of crude oil extraction, and Canadian energy and climate policy. Mr. Birn has contributed to numerous government and international collaborative research efforts including the 2011 National Petroleum Council report “Prudent Development of Natural Gas & Oil Resources” for the US Secretary of Energy. Prior to joining IHS Markit, Mr. Birn was a Senior Economist with the Government of Canada and a Partner in a software firm. Mr. Birn holds an undergraduate degree in business and a graduate degree in economics from the University of Alberta. His oil sands research is publicly available from IHS Markit at http://www.ihs.com/oilsandsdialogue.


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