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NGSPB – April Luncheon

April 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


NGSPB hosts special guest speaker John Harpole, President and Founder of Mercator Energy. Mr. Harpole will give insight into the roote cause of the Texas energy disaster.

Date: Tuesday, April 13

Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Midland Petroleum Club

Speaker: John Harpole

Cost: $35 for members and $40 for guests (credit cards and cash accepted)

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Bio – John Harpole

John is founder and President of Mercator Energy LLC, a natural gas services, brokerage and energy market analysis company.  Mercator assists both producers and end users throughout the United States in selling and sourcing natural gas supplies.  Mercator also conducts specific research projects for client groups exploring the impact of industry trends on various regional markets.  Mercator’s analysis on “Poverty and Fracking” was featured in a Wall Street Journal editorial and on Fox News.

During his career, Harpole has provided strategic advice and counseling to independent oil and gas producers, power producers, major gas and electric utilities, hedge funds and energy traders, retail and wholesale energy marketers, equipment vendors and large energy users typically at the CEO level.  Harpole has travelled to China on two occasions to instruct employees of PetroChina and members of the Central Parties Pricing Committee on the regulatory and marketing history of natural gas in the United States.  It marked the first time a foreigner was allowed to teach a course to PetroChina marketing employees.

Harpole is a Board Member of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, the Leadership Program of the Rockies, University of Colorado’s Global Energy Management Program (GEM), the Global Institute of Church Management Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, Italy and the Unreported Story Society.  John currently serves on the Board of Directors of Benedictine College. John and his wife, Lisa, served as Co-Chairs of the Seeds of Hope Charitable Trust, a trust formed by the Archdiocese of Denver to assist low-income families with the cost of Catholic grade school tuition.  John also served on the Regis Jesuit High School Board of Trustees and Colorado’s Governor Bill Owens’s Ethics Committee for eight years. Harpole has also been named to the Denver Business Journal’s Who’s Who in Energy for years 2014-2019.

Harpole has also been named to the Denver Business Journal’s Who’s Who in Energy for years 2014-2019.

John Harpole has been married for 27 years to Lisa Harpole.  They have 3 children: Emily, 23 years old just graduated from Benedictine College with honors; Mary, 21 years old is a senior at Benedictine College and Jack, 18 years old is a freshman at Benedictine College in Atchison, KS. John’s hobbies include reading, fly fishing, bass fishing and collecting antique maps.


April 13
11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Midland Petroleum Club
501 W Wall St
Midland, TX 79701 United States
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