The Goodman Group
2515 piedmont avenue | suite 11 | berkeley, ca | 94704-3142 | 510.841.1200 | fax 510.841.1210

The Goodman Group, Ltd. (TGG) is a consulting firm specializing in:

Since 1989, TGG has consulted and conducted economic research across a broad range of issues. Our North American-wide client base includes energy sector companies, regulators, government, customer groups, and environmental and indigenous groups. The common thread in TGG's consulting practice is the application of economic principles to provide studies, policy assessments, expert evidence, intervenor and litigation support for our various clients.

Since 2011, TGG's practice has focused on oil supply and transportation (notably Canadian tar sands, shale, pipelines and rail). We have provided economic reports and expert testimony on the most controversial oil projects in North America, including TransCanada's Keystone XL and Energy East, Enbridge's Line 9 and Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Expansion Project. 

NEWS - March 16, 2015 - Ian Goodman and Brigid Rowan of TGG provided Comments on Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) Analysis of Oil and Gas Well Stimulation Treatments in California on behalf of Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). TGG's Comments concluded that the DEIR is flawed in multiple ways in regard to air quality: the DEIR understates adverse air quality impacts for no restrictions on well stimulation and overstates adverse impacts for the restrictive scenarios considered. TGG's comments were filed as an attachment to Comments filed by Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), Sierra Club, Los Angeles Waterkeeper on the Department of Conservation’s, through its Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR), Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for Well Stimulation in California (the Project) prepared pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Goodman and Rowan's conclusions support those of NRDC et al: that well stimulation will result in significant environmental impacts that have not been disclosed or mitigated in the DEIR.

February 4, 2015 - TGG has re-released the Economic Costs and Benefits of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMX) for BC and Metro Vancouver. The report was originally published in November 2014, in collaboration with Simon Fraser University's Centre for Public Policy. Co-authors Ian Goodman and Brigid Rowan of TGG refute Kinder Morgan's claims regarding the positive economic development benefits of its controversial pipeline project. TGG shows that the benefits of the pipeline are very small and have been significantly overstated by Kinder Morgan, whereas the worst-case costs of a catastrophic spill are very large and have been vastly understated.

June 2, 2014 - TGG, in collaboration with Équiterre and Greenpeace Canada, has released a report that refutes the oil industry's claims regarding the economic benefits for Quebec of moving and refining tar sands crudes. The report, entitled "Economics of Transporting and Processing Tar Sands Crudes in Quebec," demonstrates that the benefits for Quebec would be insignificant while the costs and risks are very high. A major accident could be catastrophic with damages in the billions and loss of human life.

Report on the Economics of Transporting and Processing Tar Sands Crudes in Quebec

October 2013 - Ian Goodman and Brigid Rowan of TGG recently filed expert testimony at Canada's National Energy Board on the relative economic costs and benefits of Enbridge's Line 9B Reversal and Line 9 Capacity Expansion Project:

Full report
Media briefing

April 2013 - TGG's Report evaluating the Keystone XL Draft Supplemental EIS Market Analysis was released on April 22, 2013, and filed as an attachment to the Comments jointly submitted by the Sierra Club, NRDC, and 14 other environmental and public interest organizations:
Report Evaluating the Adequacy of the KXL DSEIS Market Analysis

January 2012 - TGG and the Cornell Global Labor Institute previously co-authored an influential study of Keystone XL pipeline job impacts :
Pipe Dreams? Jobs Gained, Jobs Lost by the Construction of Keystone XL

See also TGG/Cornell Study in the media