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 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.