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John Hofmeister’s oil spill clean up advice gaining attention
Sunday, May 16, 2010@ 12:41 PM
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Hey, BP: Supertankers Could Clean Up Spill

They suck up vast quantities of polluted water; oil is filtered out in port

By Caroline Miller| Posted May 15, 10 1:15 PM CDT

“(Newser)  – A former Shell Oil president has some advice for BP: Use supertankers to suck up the oil fouling the Gulf of Mexico. He says the Saudis used it in a hush-hush cleanup project after a spill in the early ’90s dumped hundreds of millions of gallons. The Saudis “figured out how to deploy supertankers that had the ability to both intake and discharge liquids in vast quantities with huge pumps,” John Hofmeister tells Fast Company….”

Read the entire article at:

http://www.newser.com/story/88793/hey-bp-supertankers-could-clean-up-spill.html

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ALERT: John Hofmeister sits with Charlie Rose TONIGHT 11PM EST
Friday, May 14, 2010@ 5:16 PM
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CHARLIE ROSE: Panel discussion with John Hofmeister, others

John Hofmeister Will Comment On Issues Surrounding Recent Oil Spill

The former President of Shell Oil, John Hofmeister, will be appearing as a featured guest on the Friday, May14th episode of “Charlie Rose” on Bloomberg TV and PBS.  He will be part of a panel discussion concerning solutions for cleaning up the oil spill that resulted from the April 20th BP oil rig explosion.  Other panelists include James Tripp and Sylvia Earle.

Hofmeister is an individual with a unique perspective on not only the oil industry, but on the nation’s energy situation as a whole.  An expert in his field, he is the former President of the Shell Oil Company as well as the founder and CEO of the non-profit organization Citizens for Affordable Energy which exists, “To educate citizens and government officials about pragmatic, non-partisan affordable energy solutions, environmental protection, energy alternatives, efficiency, infrastructure, public policy, competitiveness, social cohesion, and quality of life.”   He has also written a book entitled Why We Hate the Oil Companies:  Straight Talk From an Energy Insider, due for release on May 25th.

“Charlie Rose” airs on Bloomberg TV at 8pm and 10pm EST, and on over 200 PBS stations nationwide.  Text “ENERGY” to 20222 to make a ten dollar donation to Citizens for Affordable Energy.

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John Hofmeister is available for interviews and speaking engagements. For more information please contact Karen Hofmeister at 713-523-7333 or karen.hofmeister@jkhgroup.org.

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PBS Broadcast Schedule

http://www.charlierose.com/guest/view/6308

Charlie Rose airs Monday through Friday on over 200 PBS affiliates throughout the United States. Programs are one hour. Though we broadcast the show out of New York at 11pm weeknights, the show is seen at different times depending on your location. To find “Charlie Rose” in your area, first find your local affiliate. Go to “PBS Stationfinder” and follow the instructions.

Though schedules do change, most nights you’ll find Charlie Rose at these times in these major cities:

1. WNET New York 11 pm / 1:30 pm rebroadcast
2. WETA Washington DC 11 pm
3. WHUT Washington DC 11 pm
4. WGBH Boston 11 pm
5. KCET Los Angeles 11:30 pm
6. KQED San Francisco Midnight
7. WYCC Chicago 11 pm / 5 pm rebroadcast
8. PBA Atlanta 12:30 am / Noon rebroadcast

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John Hofmeister in Esquire Magazine on Gulf oil spill
Friday, May 14, 2010@ 3:48 PM
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The Secret, 700-Million-Gallon Oil Fix That Worked — and Might Save the Gulf

May 13, 2010 at 6:46AM by Mark Warren

Reposted from: www.esquire.com

Workers on the Arabian Gulf overlook a supertanker owned by Saudi Aramco, the oil company that used a suck-and-salvage American technology to recover 85 percent of its previously unreported spill in 1993 and ‘94.

“There’s a potential solution to the Gulf oil spill that neither BP, nor the federal government, nor anyone — save a couple intuitive engineers — seems willing to try. As The Politics Blog reported on Tuesday in an interview with former Shell Oil president John Hofmeister, the untapped solution involves using empty supertankers to suck the spill off the surface, treat and discharge the contaminated water, and either salvage or destroy the slick….”

Read the full article at:

http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/gulf-oil-spill-supertankers-051310#ixzz0nv2maM7s

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Video of John Hofmeister on The Today Show
Friday, May 14, 2010@ 3:35 PM
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See video of John Hofmeister on the Today Show May 13 2010

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/37125994#37125994

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John Hofmeister is referenced on Soxfirst.com
Friday, May 14, 2010@ 2:32 PM
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“BP’s reputation has taken a shellacking with the Gulf of Mexico spill which threatens to destroy the fisheries of the Gulf Coast and the wetlands of Louisiana. BP faces enormous clean-up and compensation bills. It’s also looking at a barrage of lawsuits, and a political backlash against the deep-water drilling which is such an important part of its business.

But then, everyone seems to hate oil companies. They all have bad reputations. As John Hofmeister writes in the Booz Allen Hamilton journal….”

Read the full article online at: http://www.soxfirst.com/50226711/why_we_hate_oil_companies.php

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ALERT: John Hofmeister with Neil Cavuto @ 4:00 PM on FoxNews
Thursday, May 13, 2010@ 7:46 PM
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John Hofmeister visits Neil Cavuto on FoxNews Today at 4:00PM

John Hofmeister, former president of Shell Oil and current head of Citizens for Affordable Energy, will appear on “Your World with Neil Cavuto”  on FoxNews at 4:00 PM EST, May 13th 2010.

Hofmeister is an individual with a unique perspective on not only the oil industry, but on the nation’s energy situation as a whole.  An expert in his field, he is the former President of the Shell Oil Company as well as the founder and CEO of the non-profit organization Citizens for Affordable Energy which exists, “To educate citizens and government officials about pragmatic, non-partisan affordable energy solutions, environmental protection, energy alternatives, efficiency, infrastructure, public policy, competitiveness, social cohesion, and quality of life.”   He has also written a book entitled Why We Hate the Oil Companies:  Straight Talk From an Energy Insider, due for release on May 25th.

Text “ENERGY” to 20222 to make a ten dollar donation to Citizens for Affordable Energy.

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John Hofmeister is available for interviews and speaking engagements.   For more information please contact Karen Hofmeister at 713-523-7333 or karen.hofmeister@jkhgroup.org .

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John Hofmeister talks with Neil Cavuto
Thursday, May 13, 2010@ 12:44 AM
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John Hofmeister appears on Fox News with Neil Cavuto to discuss the Gulf oil spill, on May 3, 2010.

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John Hofmeister and others offers advice on BP Gulf Spill
Tuesday, May 11, 2010@ 8:45 PM
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Plan B in the Gulf

By RIKI OTT, KEN ARNOLD, JOHN HOFMEISTER, TERRY HAZEN and KEVIN M. YEAGER
Published: May 10, 2010

Over the weekend BP learned that its latest effort at stanching the Deepwater Horizon oil spill — placing a huge metal dome over the leak — had failed. With the oil slick now washing up on the Louisiana shore, the Op-Ed editors asked five experts for their thoughts on what should be done now — and how we can avoid future catastrophes….

Please read the entire article, including John Hofmeister’s advice, at :

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/11/opinion/11oped2.html?ref=opinion

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John Hofmeister writes for strategy+business
Thursday, May 6, 2010@ 9:13 PM
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Why We Hate the Oil Companies

As Shell’s then top U.S. executive traveled the country, he discovered how corporate leaders create their own reputation for arrogance — and lose their chance to deliver the right message.

by John Hofmeister

This article, by a former president of Shell Oil, was written before the Deepwater Horizon explosion on April 22 and the subsequent oil leak. It is adapted from a book by the same name to be published May 25 by Palgrave Macmillan.

On a brilliant blue sky Saturday morning in August 2006, I found myself in Erie, Pa. At that time (I have since retired), I was the president of the Shell Oil Company — the U.S.-based operating company of Royal Dutch/Shell, and itself one of the largest oil companies in the world. I was conducting an outreach tour.

Scene from the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska. Photograph © John Gaps III/Associated Press

We had started the tour after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit the Gulf Coast in the late summer of 2005, just months after I became company president. Oil prices had been climbing for the past three years, and the serious supply disruptions caused by the storms sent them skyrocketing. I started receiving hate mail, including a drawing showing me hanging in effigy; not ex­actly what I expected when I took the job. Moreover, most lawmakers were ignoring the critical issues in energy: the need to guarantee affordable supply from as many sources as possible, to take climate change impact (and other emissions problems) seriously, and to safeguard energy security…..

Please read the entire article at :

http://www.strategy-business.com/article/10207?rssid=all_updates&gko=d0e17&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+StrategyBusiness-AllUpdates+%28strategy%2Bbusiness+-+All+Updates%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher

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Non-renewable petroleum and natural gas resources: conserve or produce
Saturday, April 24, 2010@ 1:51 AM
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We all know it is near impossible to imagine life without transportation. Oil and petroleum resources are by far a boon we cannot live without, especially in today’s day and age, with people having so many cars, and with transportation running almost wholly on this. While there are numerous natural gas plants to generate electricity, there is also a need to conserve the meager amount of petroleum and oil we have on our planet, by turning more and more to what are known as renewable sources of energy, in our environment.

While using other natural sources to produce energy, such as hydroelectric plants, and many solar energy and wind driven plants, there is by far, great economic potential in mining and in obtaining newer permits, for offshore drilling of oil and petroleum. The new government is moving towards strengthening the economy with fuel independence as its goal, so that the US does not bank as heavily as it did, on the Middle East nations, for their wealth of oil resources. However, there are many problems faced, with regard to having a safe and secure environment, to live in.

Oil spills from an offshore rig can easily kill large square miles of aquatic life, and there is also the question of emptying produced water, which is also unhealthy, into the oceans and seas, managing these toxic wastes pose an equally big concern, when investing in new drilling operations, across the US coastline.  The new proposal by the government to begin extensive offshore oil rigging operations, has been met with opposition, although they are stressing the importance of being self-sustaining in the area of oil and petroleum, and also in talking about the huge revenue it can generate.  While a large number of people oppose the proposed drilling of Bristol Bay, which is home to teeming aquatic life, the actual drilling procedure would of course take years to begin, and be set up effectively.

There is much noise being made about how newer operations can provide as much as three years worth of supply of oil, and over two years of natural gas, considering the current consumption rates of the American population. There is however, a lot at stake, and the balance of the environment is a huge concern to all. Meanwhile, it is important to use as much as we can, of other non polluting sources of energy, and effectively channel them to run our various operations. With many companies vying to produce solar cars, and electrically charged vehicles, the battle is on for the environment, and for saving the precious existing reserves, of non renewable energy sources.

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