Dr. Arthur has more than 15 years of consulting and litigation experience in the natural gas, natural gas liquids, and petroleum industries. He specializes in the analysis of antitrust and market power, ratemaking and regulatory policy, and commercial litigation. He has testified before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, state public utility commissions, and federal courts.
With respect to antitrust and market power issues, Dr. Arthur has testified regarding the evaluation of market-based rates, as well as issues related to the determination of a competitive price, the evaluation of competitive alternatives, damages calculations, and the allocation of settlements for different consumer classes. He has also testified in several regulatory ratemaking proceedings regarding cost of service issues and reasonable allocations of costs, and assists clients regarding rate design issues on varying portions of a system and for differing customers.
In addition to providing testimony, Dr. Arthur frequently provides litigation support, including providing advice on regulatory matters, assistance with discovery, cross-examination regarding economic and technical industry issues, and preparation of briefs.
Prior to joining The Brattle Group in 1997, Dr. Arthur worked at Indiana University, where he performed research in the healthcare industry.
As the result of a settlement in a civil antitrust case, assessed the damages to entities consuming natural gas and electricity due to anti-competitive behavior in the natural gas transportation market. These damage estimates were performed at the class and individual entity level for numerous types of consumers and were used as the basis for the division of over $1 billion in settlement funds.
On behalf of an oil refiner, presented testimony before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission analyzing the market power held by a refined petroleum products pipeline seeking market based rates. Analysis focused on the competitiveness of alternatives to the pipeline from the refiner’s perspective and the ability of the pipeline to increase prices in its destination markets. This analysis focused on the competitiveness of several geographic markets as well as how contracting between entities affected the substitutability of alternatives in the market.
Participated in several ratemaking proceedings in which areas of analysis included: Rate Base Determination, Income Tax Allowance, Allocation of Unallocated Overhead Expenses to the Regulated Pipeline, Rate Design, Volume Level for Going-Forward Rates, and Analysis of Changed Circumstances.
Before the California Public Utilities Commission, Application of SFPP, L.P. on behalf of Chevron Products Company, Phillips 66 Company, Southwest Airlines Company, Ultramar Inc., and Valero Marketing & Supply Company, Application No. 12-01-015
Before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Enterprise TE Products Pipeline Company LLC, on behalf of National Propane Gas Association et al., Chevron Products Company, CHS, Inc., HWRT Oil Company LLC, and Truman Arnold Companies, Docket No. IS12-203-000
Before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Seaway Crude Pipeline Company LLC, on behalf of Suncor Energy Marketing, Inc., Canadian Natural Resources Limited, and Denbury Onshore LLC, Docket No. IS12-226-000
Before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Delta Air Lines, Inc., et al. v. Buckeye Pipeline Company, L.P. on behalf of Delta Airlines, Continental Airlines, Inc., JetBlue Airways Corporation, United Air Lines, Inc., and US Airways, Inc., Docket No. OR12-28-000
Before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Enterprise Products Partners L.P. and Enbridge Inc. on behalf of Continental Resources, Inc., Husky Marketing and Supply Company, Suncor Energy Marketing, Inc., and Canadian Natural Resources Limited, Docket No. OR12-4-000
Before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Enterprise TE Products Pipeline Company LLC, on behalf of Chevron Products Company and Lion Oil Company, Docket No. OR 11-6-000
Before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Magellan Pipeline Company, L.P., on behalf of Frontier Oil and Refining Company, Docket No. OR10-6-000
Before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, SFPP, L.P., on behalf of Chevron Products Company, ConocoPhillips Company, Southwest Airlines Co., and Valero Marketing and Supply Company, Docket No. IS09-437-000
Before the California Public Utilities Commission, Application of SFPP, L.P., on behalf of Chevron Products Company and ConocoPhillips Company, Application Nos. 09-05-014 et al
Declarations before the Superior Court of the State of California in support of Ex Parte Applications for Entry of Third and Fourth Distribution Orders in Natural Gas Antitrust Cases I, II, III, and IV [J.C.C.P. Nos. 4221, 4224, 4226 and 4228]
Analysis of Initial Comments Regarding Commission’s Income Tax Allowance Policy for Partnership Pipelines
Submitted on behalf of United Airlines Petitioners and Aligned Shippers, in FERC Docket No. PL17-1-000
Understanding Crude Oil and Product Markets
Published by the American Petroleum Institute
Losing Money to Increase Profits: A Proposed Framework for Defining Market Manipulation
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Comments of Dr. Daniel Arthur, Dr. Romkaew P. Broehm, and Mr. Gerald A. Taylor to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the Prohibition of Market Manipulation, 17 CFR Part 180
Prepared for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Improving the Performance of Natural Gas Markets in Electricity System Reliability
In Electric & Natural Gas Business: Using New Strategies, Understanding the Issues!, edited by Robert E. Willett, and published by Financial Communications Company
Oil Pipeline Complaint Procedures Are Being Clarified
Published in Natural Gas
Gas Use in Electricity Generation: Increase Uncertain in Northeast
In Natural Gas Industry Analysis For Gas Year 2000-2001, edited by Robert E. Willett, and published by Financial Communications Company
Northwestern University, Ph.D., M.A. in Economics, with a concentration in Industrial Organization
Miami University, B.S. in Economics, Finance, and Mathematics & Statistics