U.S. Oil Production Boom

U.S. Oil Production Boom

An exploration of the U.S. domestic shale oil boom and geopolitical power.

According to the International Energy Agency U.S. oil and gas production will exceed that of Saudi Arabia in less than seven years. The boom in shale oil extraction is behind this remarkable turnaround. Increased production will spur job growth in some states and will likely lead to an overall improvement in the balance of trade, and it could also set the stage for geopolitical shifts. However, analysts caution the increase won’t usher in the much touted goal of energy independence, nor is it likely to fully cushion us from price volatility. There are environmental concerns as well. Please join us to discuss the implications of stepped up U.S. oil production.

Guests

J. Robinson West

chairman of PFC Energy, an energy consulting firm.

Coral Davenport

energy and environment correspondent for National Journal.

David Goldwyn

president of Goldwyn Global Strategies, and former U.S. State Department special envoy for international energy and assistant secretary of energy.

Michael Brune

executive director of Sierra Club.

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