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Hear John Hofmeister on KTLK FM News Talk Radio’s “The Jason Lewis Show” on Thursday January 6th, 2011 at 8:30 PM EST.


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Here John Hofmeister on News Talk Radio 680’s “The Bill Lumaye Show” Tuesday January 4th, at 2:25 pm EST.

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Hear John on Garland Robinette’s “Think Tank” at Tuesday January 4th at 12:10 pm EST.

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John Hofmeister will be a guest on KABC’s “The Peter Tilden Show” on Tuesday, January 4th,  at 9:00am EST.

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John Hofmeister will be a guest on “The Insana Quotient” with Host Ron Insana on Tuesday January 4th, at 7:15 am EST.

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Here are the scheduled media appearances for John Hofmeister on Tuesday, January 4th


*John will be a guest on “The Insana Quotient” with Host Ron Insana at 7:15 am EST

(http://www.roninsanashow.com/programhighlights )




*Hear John on WRKO’s “The Tom and Todd Morning Show at 7:30 am EST

(http://radiotime.com/program/p_234008/Tom__Todd_in_The_Morning.aspx )




*John will be a guest on KABC’s “The Peter Tilden Show” at 9:00am EST

(http://www.petertildenshow.com/ )




*Hear John on Garland Robinette’s “Think Tank” at 12:10 pm EST

(http://www.wwl.com/pages/268186.php )




*News Radio KDKA Interview with Mike Pintek at 2:05 pm EST

(http://player.radio.com/player/RadioPlayer.php?version=1.2.10477&station=88 )




*News Talk Radio 680 Bill Lumaye of the “The Bill Lumaye Show” will interview John at 2:25 pm EST

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*Listen to John’s interview on “The Tara Servatius Show”, News Talk Radio1100 at 3:05 pm EST

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Hear John Hofmeister on 1110 AM WBT News Talk Radio, Tuesday January 4th at 3:00 PM EST.

1110 AM WBT serves the Charlotte, North Carolina market and surrounding areas.


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Listen to John Hofmeister on News Radio 1020 KDKA-Pittsburgh on TUESDAY, January 4th at 2:05 EST.


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Listen to John on WRKO’s ”Tom And Todd Morning Show”, Tuesday January 4th, at 7:30 AM EST.

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Watch John Hofmeister on Fox Business “Follow the Money with Eric Bolling” TONIGHT, January 3rd at 9:00PM EST.

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This book review appears originally on the Financial Times website FT.com.  Please find the original at:

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/a79fd5c0-821e-11df-938f-00144feabdc0.html

Review by Sheila McNulty

Published: June 28 2010 01:44 | Last updated: June 28 2010 01:44

Why We Hate the Oil Companies: Straight Talk from an Energy Insider, by John Hofmeister, Palgrave Macmillan £17.99, $27

When John Hofmeister wrote this book, the former president of Royal Dutch Shell’s US business could have had no idea it would be published amid an oil spill gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. The title he chose could not have been more apt.

In an annual favourability poll by Gallup covering the 24 largest industries in the US, he notes, the industry has for the past seven years been rated 24 out of 24. That alone indicated a ready audience for Why We Hate the Oil Companies; after BP’s disaster it will be wider still.

Hofmeister begins with an anecdote about a meeting in 2007 with Microsoft executives about its plans to build at least six new information centres across the north-west. “We need new electricity equivalent to the output of a 350 megawatt power plant to support them,” Hofmeister recalls being told. “But we don’t know where we’re going to get that much new electricity in Washington or Oregon. Hydropower has peaked, there’s not enough natural gas, coal-burning plants cannot be built here for now, wind is too erratic and no nuclear plants are on the horizon in the time frame of our business growth. Do you have any suggestions about where electricity is going to come from in the future?’’

Microsoft would come up short. Hofmeister writes: “What was clear to me after this meeting was this: in the digital age, we are more power-hungry than ever. Our economic growth depends more than ever on electrons.’’

And yet, he argues, regulators continue to restrict access and limit production that could fuel the global economy. It is a misguided approach: all fuels will be needed and the world’s oil deposits could be relied upon for longer if used more cleanly and efficiently. But the industry has failed to engage and educate to make that case. If “Big Oil” encounters an administration that is unfavourable, it merely retreats to its bunker to wait for a friendlier one.

Hofmeister underlines the extent of public disdain by recounting a visit in 2006 to Pennsylvania, where he dropped in without warning on Shell stations. One manager was rude before finding out who Mr Hofmeister was and grew more so when the latter identified himself, saying: “You disgust me. You make billions, and I squeeze nickels to keep up with my bills.’’ The then Shell Oil president tried to engage, but the manager did not soften. “When the person wearing your logo sees your company as the problem,” Hofmeister reflects, “you know you are in trouble.’’

The issue, he says, is that oil companies do not see themselves as consumer products companies in the mould of Apple, which work to educate and build relationships. They see themselves as wholesale producers of high-volume products. The retail stations are not money makers and in many cases have been outsourced if not sold altogether. But they are where the public’s disdain for the industry is built – on high prices at the pump, first and foremost, but also on dirty restrooms and rude staff. “By the time a tanker’s load of gasoline is delivered to the retail station, the oil executive has moved on to think about the gasoline that will be delivered 10 to 25 years in the future.’’

These executives do not focus on the public, which, therefore, does not understand that while the raw profit numbers for oil companies are huge, earnings, measured in net income as a percentage of sales, are fairly modest, in the range of 6-8 per cent. This is a high-cost business; these numbers are fairly typical for manufacturing companies and well below the earnings of pharmaceutical, telecommunications and beverage companies.

Then there is the threat of disaster. “When the industry makes operational mistakes, they can be spectacular: refinery explosions, well blowouts, shipwrecks and oil spills. Equally spectacular is the industry’s poor handling of such incidents, to the point that they live on as case studies of what not to do in a crisis.’’

His solution? To create a Federal Energy Resources System, modelled on the Federal Reserve, to manage America’s energy and its energy-related environmental footprint. A group of governors with 14-year terms, he writes, could have the authority to make decisions that have been sorely needed for decades.

Would such a body have prevented the disaster in the gulf? Perhaps not, but it might well have seen the need for better regulation and accountability as the industry moved deeper and further offshore in search of new resources. Such oversight would certainly not hurt a regulatory system that has been rudderless for years.

The writer is US energy correspondent

Copyright The Financial Times Limited 2010.

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***VIDEO***: John Hofmeister is interviewed on “TrendPOV: GPS for Your Business Strategy” with Amy Vanderbuilt

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August 3

John appears on MSNBC’s “HARDBALL with Chris Matthews”  5:00 PM and 7:00 PM EDT

August 4

John appears on MSNBC’s “Dayside”  12:00 PM EDT

John appears on Fox Business Channel’s “Bulls and Bears”  4:00 PM EDT

August 5

Hart Energy Webinar (Live) –“ Leslie Haines Talks with Former Shell Oil President John Hofmeister”  11:00 AM EDT

August 9

John guest hosts CNBC’s “Squawk Box”  6:00 AM EDT

John appears on FOX News Radio’s Financial Sense News Hour “Thomas Sullivan Show”  3:00 PM EDT

August 19

John appears for a book signing with TiE Houston:  “The impact of the oil spill on the future of deep sea oil and the Gulf Coast economy.”  Click here for more information on this event.


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Following his stint as Shell, John Hofmeister founded the not-for-profit, grassroots firm Citizens for Affordable Energy.

Nancy Agin

August 9, 2010

“We’re headed for an energy abyss,” cautions John Hoffmeister. “Absent a robust energy system that keeps supply just above demand, we will find ourselves as an economy that’s eroding, a society that is diminishing in influence and as a society that is rife with evermore hostile partisan political behavior.”

Hofmeister is the author of Why We Hate the Oil Companies: Straight Talk from an Energy Insider (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and recently discussed peak oil, energy policy and future energy supplies in the OilandGasInvestor.com webinar “Industry Icons: Leslie Haines Talks With Former Shell Oil President John Hofmeister,” now available on demand.

Following his stint as Shell Oil president, heading the Dutch oil major’s businesses in the U.S. from 2005 to 2008, Hofmeister founded the not-for-profit, grassroots firm Citizens for Affordable Energy to educate the masses on securing future energy supplies amid new policies currently bottlenecking long-term oil and gas production.

“I think we saw some extraordinary public policy play out over the recent weeks as an aftermath of the BP blowout…which demonstrates the misguided, misunderstood and misdirected determinations of elected officials as to what the energy future of this country should or should not be,” Hofmeister notes.

The senior executive underscores that the Obama administration is “providing little or no leadership other than some politically inspired initiatives that, on the one hand, are attempting to hold BP accountable, but on the other hand, are broad-brushing the entire industry with the worst dimensions of the blowout.”

Further, Hofmeister sees the nation and industry on the brink of both political and regulatory fallout. “We are at a very critical stage of decision-making,” he stresses. “The punitive legislation coming out of the House of Representatives, if enacted as law, in my judgment will result in serious redirection of investment efforts by major companies away from U.S. natural resource development because of the prohibitive nature of the legislation.”

As an industry insider with the foresight to identify a storm on the horizon, Hofmeister says, “I see this partisan paralysis existing in the political process, and I say to myself ‘what are these people doing to themselves?’”

A man on a mission

According to Hofmeister, who currently holds the reins as CEO of the Washington, D.C.-registered organization, Citizens for Affordable Energy is an effort to meet the oncoming storm. The group focuses on four primary talking points, punctuated by an insistence for better government to dictate better industry practices and policy in the coming years.

The goal, Hofmeister reiterates, is to develop a sustainable energy policy rooted in the realities of current supply-and-demand fundamentals and one that will not, as the proverbial saying goes, bite the hand that feeds.

The “four mores,” as Hofmeister calls them, are initiatives to solve future energy requirements on the domestic front. Essentially, the nation needs “more energy from all sources; more efficiency in the use of energy through technology; more environmental protection so that land, water and air are better for next generations; and more infrastructure to deliver energy from where it is produced to where it is consumed,” Hofmeister says.

“We were always a nation that has always had more energy than it needed. Now we don’t have enough to satisfy its daily demands somewhere in the 2020 timeframe,” Hoffmeister contends.

Find the original article at:  http://www.oilandgasinvestor.com/Headlines/2010/8/item65136.php

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With Anchors Dagen McDowell  & Connell McShane  11:00 AM EST

The administration lifted the deepwater moratorium but the damage has already been done to our energy infrastructure.


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John Hofmeister will be Neil Cavuto’s guest on a Fox News special Election Day coverage show Nov 2, 2010 at Midnight EST and 11:00pm CST

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World Affairs Council – Washington, D.C, Author Series with John Hofmeister

Please join the World Affairs Council – Washington, D.C. for an informative and engaging discussion with John Hofmeister:

Wednesday, October 27

6:30 PM – 8 PM

UCDC Washington Center

1608 Rhode Island Ave NW

Washington DC, 20036

Pleas note, there is a $10 ticket fee for non-member attendance.

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***ALERT: John Hofmeister will be a special guest on Fox Business “The Willis Report”, Thursday, October 28th.


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***ALERT*** : John Hofmeister will be the guest on CNBC’s “Squawk Box”, Tuesday November 16th, 2010   6:30 AM EST

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John Hofmeister will be the keynote speaker and will sign copies of his book at the

Platts Global Energy Outlook Forum

1221 Avenue of the Americas, Second Floor

New York, NY 10020


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On December 2nd, John Hofmeister will deliver the keynote address and sign his book at the

World Affairs Council of Palm Beach

Palm Beach County Convention Center

Located at 650 Okeechobee Boulevard

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On December 3rd, John will deliver the keynote address and sign his book at the
Las Vegas, Nevada

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See John Hofmeister on FOX Business Bulls & Bears, Monday Dec. 27th at 4:00 PM EST

 

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Watch John on Bloomberg TV’s “In Business with Margaret Brennan” Thursday, Dec. 29th between 10 AM and 12 noon EST

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Watch John Hofmeister on” Fox Business with Eric Bolling” Monday, Jan. 3, 2011 4:00 EST

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John will be a guest on Fox Business with Gerri Willis TODAY, January 3rd at 5:00 PM EST.

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