John R. Morris CLE Attorney

John R. Morris


Economists Incorporated

Dr. John R. Morris is a leading expert on competition and price formation in energy industries.  He has provided competition studies and testimonies concerning many of the largest electric utility and natural gas mergers during the past 20 years.  He also provided expert testimony in some of the most complicated energy cases during that span, including allegations of market power in California during 2000/2001 and allegations that Energy Transfer Partners manipulated natural gas prices at the Houston Ship Channel in 2005.

While working at the Federal Trade Commission (1985–1991), Dr. Morris worked on over a dozen natural gas pipeline matters, including Occidental Petroleum’s purchase of MidCon, Arkla’s purchase of Entex, and Panhandle Eastern’s acquisition of Texas Eastern.  In addition, he provided expert testimony for the Federal Trade Commission in West Texas Transmission L.P. v. Enron Corp. et al.