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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.