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In the article written by Mr. Andrey Konoplyanik from Gazprom Group to the Journal of World Energy Law & Business he recognizes Mr. Gordon Barrows as the “The man who helped to educate the petroleum world”.

Gordon Barrows founded Barrows Company (BarrowsCo.) in 1962 to meet the Oil & Gas industry demands to support negotiation and legal claims using previously executed contracts. Mr. Barrows was also the Co-Founder of World GTL Inc. and serves as its Chairman. He served as President or Owner of several other companies, some engaged in activities outside the petroleum industry, such as ranching, printing and theater. He was a world-renowned expert on petroleum policy and legislation. He served as an advisor to the United Nations, the World Bank and numerous foreign governments on petroleum legislation and related matters. He was Co-Founder of the AIPN (Association of International Petroleum Negotiators). Mr. Barrows coordinated world reporting on energy laws and contracts in all countries of the world, at Barrows Company Inc. He is recognized as a world authority on the structure and suitability of petroleum contracts and legislation. He served as a Director and Member of Advisory board of World GTL Inc. He served as a Director of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators. Mr. Barrows was active on several philanthropic boards. He was a candidate for the United States Senate in 1978. Mr. Barrows received his B.A. in mathematics and languages from the University of Wyoming and a Master of Arts, School of Advanced International Studies in John Hopkins University (International Relations & Law).


Gordon Barrows is Born in Billings, Montana.


Gordon Barrows turns 18 and goes to the Wyoming University where he attends chemistry classes.


Gordon Barrows is drafted for WW2 and starts his army training at Joplin. He takes part in the Utah Beach debarquement.


Returns to the USA and resumes his classes at the University.


Gordon Barrows graduates from the Wyoming University


GB enters the School of Advanced International Studies in Washington DC for a Master’s degree.


GB starts working for SOCAL


GB leaves SOCAL to go to Mallorca “retire while you’re young”


Returns from his retirement in Mallorca, marries Bess in Las Vegas and moves to New-York


GB becomes the Managing editor of the World Petroleum Journal


GB marries Dorothy Melissa


He resigns from World Petroleum, creates Barrows Company Inc.


GB remarries with his third and last wife: Barbara Martin, the love of his life.


GB creates Contenders Inc. (a company promoting boxing).


Gordon runs for the Wyoming seat at the Senate but loses to his friend Alan Simpson


Gordon Barrows dies at the age of 93. Prior to his death he spent his time working for the Barrows Company, traveling half of the year around the world to meet key actors of the petroleum industry and add new documents to the library. The rest of the time he stayed in New-York and Wyoming.