Dr. Douglas B. Reynolds is associate professor of oil and energy economics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) and is the graduate director of the Masters of Science program in Natural Resource and Applied Economics. He was the lead economics consultant for the Alaska State Legislature for natural gas pipeline issues in 2002 and put together an economic model of various natural gas pipeline projects for Alaska. He also did a revised economic model of Alaskan gasline projects for Alaska's Department of Revenue in 2006. He has lived, given lectures, and studied oil and gas issues in Kazakstan, Russia, Mexico, and Norway, and speaks Norwegian, and some Russian. Dr. Reynolds has published a number of academic per reviewed journal articles, editorials, and general articles in the oil and energy field and has published two books on energy including "Scarcity and Growth Considering Oil and Energy," and "Alaska and North Slope Natural Gas"
The University of Alaska Fairbanks is Alaska's premier research university. Because Alaska is America's third largest oil producing state, UAF has a number of research projects in oil and energy including projects in gas hydrates extraction, gas-to-liquids technology, North Slope oil and gas issues, a trans-Alaska trans-Canada natural gas pipeline, and heavy oil extraction. Graduate students who come to UAF are immersed in oil and energy issues including Alaska's unique environmental problems.