& Littell a Houston, Texas based oil and gas consulting firm, is one of
the worlds leading forecasters of oil and natural gas prices. The firm
provides consulting services to government, corporate and private clients
involved in the oil, natural gas, refining and petroleum industries.
& Littell acts as a consultant to Middlefield with respect to the strategic
outlook for the energy sector. The firm provides Middlefield with analysis of
the global economic and political forces impacting the prices of oil and
natural gas. Henry Groppe, the Companys founder, is the individual
primarily involved in providing services on behalf of his firm to Middlefield.
He has over 50 years of management, economic and technical experience in the
energy field. Mr. Groppe was employed with Dow Chemical Co., Monsanto Co.,
Texaco Inc., and Arabian American Oil Company in Saudi Arabia before
establishing Groppe, Long & Littell in 1955. Since 2003, he has also served
as an energy advisor to the Alberta Department of Energy.