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Kevin Birn

Vice President North American Crude Oil Markets

Kevin Birn has overall responsibilities for western Canadian oil market analysis, leads the Canadian Oil Sands Dialogue, and contributes to IHS Markit global oil and gas GHG emission accounting and estimation efforts.

Mr. Birn leads IHS Markit western Canadian crude oil market analysis, the Canadian oil sands dialogue, and contributes to IHS Markit global oil and gas GHG emission strategy. His expertise includes North American crude oil markets, crude oil logistics, the development of the Canadian oil sands cost, and greenhouse gas estimation of crude oil. Mr. Birn has authored over eighty reports related to North American crude oil markets, extraction, and environmental impacts, and provides regular commentary to media on the state of the western Canadian industry. Mr. Birn is also a member of Government of Alberta ESG working group, a fellow at the Canadian Global Affair Institute and is often called upon to brief senior industry and government officials on Canadian energy market and GHG emission intensity of crude oil. 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.

  • Oil Markets, Midstream, and Downstream
  • E&P Terms and Above-Ground Risk
  • Economics
  • Oil & Gas Upstream
  • Energy Transition
  • Carbon Markets & Pricing
  • Crude Oil & Refined Products Markets
  • Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
  • Exploration & Production (E&P) Strategy
  • Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Management
  • Oil & Gas Resources
  • Oil Markets Supply, Demand and Pricing
  • Oil Prices
  • Oil Sands

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Western Canadian oil supply response and recovery

23 Jun 2020 Global

Which host countries face the greatest pressures, and what actions have governments taken?

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