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JOHN HOFMEISTER NAMED KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR OFFSHORE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
Friday, April 16, 2010@ 9:25 PM
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JOHN HOFMEISTER NAMED KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR OFFSHORE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE

 

The World’s Largest Offshore Industry Conference Will Begin in Early May

 

John Hofmeister, the founder and CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy and former President of the Royal Dutch Shell Oil Company, will be the keynote speaker of the 2010 Offshore Technology Conference. This year’s conference will begin on Monday, May 3rd and run through Thursday, May 6th and will be held at Houston’s Reliant Park.

For more than forty years, the Offshore Technology Conference hosts representatives of more than one hundred countries and is the world’s largest offshore resource development conference. This year’s meeting will have more than 70,000 attendees from around the globe and will allow corporations and individuals to make important business contacts while showcasing new technologies that are being developed for the industry. According to the Offshore Technology Conference website the gathering is the “world’s foremost event for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection.” The four day conference will feature sessions, topical meals, exhibitions, and a workshop on numerous, relevant topics in the offshore industry.

Hofmeister is concerned about the high cost of energy and has founded Citizens for Affordable Energy with the stated mission, “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.” His book, Why We Hate the Oil Companies: Straight Talk From an Energy Insider will be released on May 25th by Palgrave McMillan. He wrote the book to share some practical steps that the United States can take to produce greater amounts of affordable energy.

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Americans have felt a lot of frustration over the ongoing economic turmoil that has been affecting nearly every aspect of our lives.  Like any other recession the nation has experienced, there are multiple causes but no one can deny that the high cost of oil has created some serious consequences for our nation.  Many people grudgingly think that the rising cost of energy is unavoidable.  John Hofmeister, the former President of Shell Oil, refuses to accept that.  Hofmeister has left the corporate world of the oil industry behind to tell his fellow Americans some shocking news:  America can solve its energy crisis affordably and produce more energy than the nation needs.  The former executive has founded and currently serves as the CEO of the non-profit group Citizens for Affordable Energy.

Hofmeister is a man on a mission.  He believes that America can be on its way to much brighter future by making some changes in the way that energy is produced.  His book, Why We Hate the Oil Companies:  Straight Talk from an Energy Insider is a welcome perspective from someone who knows the oil industry inside and out.  Hofmeister is saying things that most people would never expect to hear from a top oil executive, including that there was no good reason that Americans were paying four dollars a gallon for gasoline. 

Why We Hate the Oil Companies isn’t about building a new system for energy production, it’s about fixing the system that’s already in place.  Hofmeister shares his wealth of expert knowledge and provides some simple solutions to help America achieve the goal of generating affordable energy in a clean, environmentally-friendly manner.

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AMERICA IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING MORE THAN ENOUGH ENERGY
Friday, April 16, 2010@ 7:23 PM
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AMERICA IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING MORE THAN ENOUGH ENERGY

Former President of Shell Oil Shares Solutions for Affordable Energy

 

John Hofmeister, former President of the Shell Oil Company, has passionately devoted himself to informing his fellow Americans that the nation is capable of producing more than enough energy.  He has founded and serves as the CEO of the non-profit organization Citizens for Affordable Energy and has written a book entitled Why We Hate the Oil Companies:  Straight Talk From an Energy Insider (Palgrave MacMillan, 2010).

Concerned about the economic problems caused by the high prices of oil and stating that America is mortgaging its future by not taking advantage of its own resources, Hofmeister states that America can produce affordable energy that can be generated in an environmentally-friendly manner.  Outlining some basic principles he calls The Four Mores, he provides solutions that can reverse the course of the country’s struggle to keep up with the growing demands for energy by using:

The compelling message Hofmeister is sharing in his book doesn’t involve developing entirely new systems, but rather stresses that changes can be made in the energy-generating systems that are already in use.  Hofmeister believes that embracing these strategies will keep America from sliding into what he calls “The Energy Abyss”.

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OIL EXPERT SAYS AMERICA MIGHT HAVE FAR MORE OIL THAN WE REALIZE
Friday, April 16, 2010@ 7:11 PM
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OIL EXPERT SAYS AMERICA MIGHT HAVE FAR MORE OIL THAN WE REALIZE

 

John Hofmeister Says That Probable Reserves in the United States Could Be in the Billions

 

President Obama announced on March 31st, 2010 that America has just made “the largest investment in clean energy in our nation’s history. It’s an investment that’s expected to create or save more than 700,000 jobs across America . . .”. There are different methods in the President’s energy-producing plan, not just drilling for oil and natural gas. But the President revealed that his administration will be expanding the nation’s offshore oil and natural gas exploration. The President assured the nation that, “we’ll employ new technologies that reduce the impact of oil exploration. We’ll protect areas that are vital to tourism, the environment, and our national security.”

Offshore drilling is just one component of the plan to help create more clean energy, stating the American economy will be better off in the long run when the nation becomes more energy efficient. He further stated the military is beginning to develop vehicles that run on hybrid fuels.

John Hofmeister, the former President of Shell Oil and CEO of the group Citizens for Affordable Energy, has stated that President Obama’s plan for offshore drilling may be a good thing for the nation but more scientific analysis of potential sites are needed. Citing the drilling restriction on much of the outer continental shelf, he said the industry has been prohibited for thirty years from exploring just how much oil the United States may actually have. However, stating the difference between proven oil reserves and probable reserves, Hofmeister said, “Probable reserves are in the hundreds of billions . . . of barrels in [the] United States of America . . .We’re sending a mis-signal to the American people about how much oil we actually have.”

Hofmeister states that there is no steady policy on offshore drilling, and the fact that policy changes every few years disrupt the years-long process of building up a system to produce major energy sources. Hofmeister said, “My main interest these days is the affordability of energy . . . and the only way to get affordability assured in the energy space is to produce more energy.”

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