Ian Goodman


Ian Goodman is President and founder of The Goodman Group, Ltd. He has conducted research and consulted in energy regulation and economics for over 35 years. His practice has addressed a broad range of issues, including evolving North American oil, gas and electric markets, and economic development and environmental impacts of various energy supply and transportation options. Mr. Goodman has a particular expertise in the planning and operations of energy systems, as well as interjurisdictional energy trade in North America. Since 2011, his practice has focused on oil supply and transportation (notably Canadian tar sands, shale, pipelines and rail). Mr. Goodman has co-authored reports and expert testimony on the most controversial oil projects in North America.

He has provided expert evidence in almost 50 regulatory, environmental assessment, and legal proceedings in various North American jurisdictions including California, New York, three New England states, Florida, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, as well as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in the US and the National Energy Board (NEB) in Canada. He has also assisted counsel in those and other proceedings. His clients have included energy sector companies (electric and gas utilities, marketers, project developers, and equipment providers), regulators, government, customer and environmental groups, and North American Native/First Nations organizations. Mr. Goodman is the author or co-author of over 60 publications and major reports relating to the energy industry. Ian Goodman co-authored an influential and widely publicized study on the employment impacts of the Keystone XL pipeline (“Pipe Dreams? Jobs Gained, Jobs Lost by the Construction of Keystone XL”).