Larry Dykstra

Vice-President Gas Alberta Energy

“We had end-use energy contracts when I was Vice President of Marketing at Ulster Petroleum in the mid to late 1990’s. I really enjoyed helping our consuming customers reduce their energy costs so when Ulster was bought in 2001, I made it my career to represent Alberta natural gas consumers by moving them out of retail and into the wholesale market. First, with PremStar Energy Canada Limited, one of the largest independent direct marketers in Canada, and then through a partnership with Gas Alberta.”

Having 30 years of experience in energy transportation, marketing and trading, Larry Dykstra began his career as a geologist before moving to marketing in the mid 80’s. Over his career, he has developed a comprehensive understanding of the physical and financial markets for crude oil and natural gas. “Speculating on natural gas prices as a trader gave me the knowledge to advise clients on hedging strategies to help them reduce their costs and minimize the risk associated with long-term contracts,” he says.

In 2003, Larry partnered with Gas Alberta Inc. and formed Gas Alberta Energy (GAE), “Gas Alberta’s rural heritage and cooperative values are the foundation of our business. Our success is built on the longstanding partnerships we have established with our customers and their businesses. We have upheld an unwavering commitment to keep the interests of our partners at the forefront of everything we do. We take great pride in our role as a trusted advisor to our partners and will continue to recommend innovative solutions to support their business,” he says. “It’s not all about making money, it’s about helping people save money and if you do a good job, they’ll reward you with their business.”

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