Vice President, North American Crude Oil Markets, IHS Markit.
Kevin Birn is based in Calgary and leads western Canadian crude oil market research services which includes the Canadian Oil Sands Dialogue.
His expertise includes North American crude oil markets, crude oil logistics, crude oil GHG estimation, Canadian oil sands development, including oil sands cost and competitiveness, and Canadian energy and climate policy. His oil sands research is publicly available from IHS Markit. Mr. Birn has authored over seventy reports related to western crude oil extraction and associated environmental and climate policy, including contributing to 2011 National Petroleum Council report “Prudent Development of Natural Gas & Oil Resources” for the US Secretary of Energy. Mr. Birn holds an undergraduate degree in business and a graduate degree in economics from the University of Alberta, Canada.