Mr. John A. Harpole is founder and President of Mercator Energy LLC, a natural gas services, brokerage, and research company representing both producers and end-users. Mercator currently assists end-users and producers in 12 states, moving 5 BCF of gas per month. Mercator also conducts special research projects for client groups exploring the impact of industry trends on various regional markets.
Mr. Harpole is a frequent speaker on natural gas pricing, transportation issues, and liquefied natural gas imports to such organizations as the Process Gas Consumers Conference in Washington, DC; CERI North American Natural Gas Conference in Calgary, Alberta; Colorado Oil & Gas Associations Annual Natural Gas Strategy Conference and the Wyoming Natural Gas Fair. Mr. Harpole is a board member of the Independent Petroleum Association of Mountain States and Chair of the Natural Gas Transportation and Markets Committee, board member of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association and Energy Outreach Colorado.
Mr. Harpole has provided testimony to the House Energy Resources Committee and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, on natural gas issues and is qualified as an expert witness in a number of venues. Mr. Harpoles articles on natural gas issues have appeared in Harts Energy Markets, American Oil & Gas Reporter, Natural Gas Focus, The Rocky Mountain Landman, and Oil & Gas Investor. Mr. Harpole was the author of the Royalty-in-Kind to Low Income provisions in the Energy Act of 2005.
Mr. Harpole and his wife Lisa are also currently co-chairs of the Board of Trustees for Seeds of Hope. The mission of the Seeds of Hope Charitable Trust is to make the tremendous benefits of Catholic education available to Denver’s children living in economically disadvantaged areas.