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Former Shell CEO on President’s Push to Raise Taxes on Oil Companies

This is a rush transcript from “Your World With Neil Cavuto,” May 13, 2010. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.


NEIL CAVUTO, ANCHOR: All right, well, oil and gas prices dropping this week, but that might not last too long. President Obama is now backing legislation to immediately hike taxes on oil companies. The funds would help clean up the BP oil spill, among other things.

Here now, former Shell CEO John Hofmeister.

John, where is this going?

JOHN HOFMEISTER, FORMER CEO, SHELL: Well, I think the government needs to demonstrate to the American people in its own mind that they’re in charge of the situation and they want to take actions that they can self-promote what they’re doing as government….

Read the full transcript at:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,592903,00.html

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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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John Hofmeister visits Charlie Rose March 25th 2008
Sunday, May 16, 2010@ 12:30 PM
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John Hofmeister’s interview with Charlie Rose, March 2008.

To see the entire interview: http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/9007

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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 offers oil spill solution: tankers
Friday, May 14, 2010@ 3:57 PM
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Former Shell Oil Chief, Engineer: Supertankers Could Save the Gulf, So Why Won’t BP Listen?

BY Ariel Schwartz – Thursday May 13, 2010

www.fastcompany.com
John Hofmeister and Nick Pozzi tell Fast Company how a possible solution to the Gulf Oil spill is sitting under BP’s nose.

supertanker

“Underwater robots, containment domes, top hats, hot taps, junk shots … the potential fixes to the Gulf Oil Spill sound like they come straight from a cringeworthy disaster flick (or a PR think tank). But what if the solution is right under our noses? What if it’s already sitting in the Gulf? John Hofmeister, the former president of Shell Oil, and Nick Pozzi, a former pipeline engineering and operations project manager for Saudi Aramco, think it might be.

According to Hofmeister, oil supertankers could be used to suck up massive amounts of oil–possibly millions of barrels at a time….”

Read the entire article at:

http://www.fastcompany.com/1646820/could-the-gulf-oil-spill-could-cleaned-up-by-supertankers

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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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John Hofmeister’s appearance on the “Today” Show
Friday, May 14, 2010@ 2:59 PM
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Former oil exec talk energy policy

Hofmeister used to work at Shell, now he’s on a mission

Posted at: today.msnbc.msn.com, May 13, 2010

As president of Shell Oil, John Hofmeister was known for being a straight shooter, willing to challenge his peers throughout the industry. Now, he’s a man on a mission, the founder of Citizens for Affordable Energy, crisscrossing the country in a grassroots campaign to change the way we look at energy in this country. Read an excerpt from his book “Why We Hate the Oil Companies.”

Read the full article at:

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/37126277/ns/today-today_books/#ixzz0nulHVtyM

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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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ALERT: John Hofmeister on NBC “Today Show” May 13th at 7:00AM
Thursday, May 13, 2010@ 2:21 AM
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NBC’S TODAY TO FEATURE FORMER SHELL OIL PRESIDENT

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 Thursday, May13th episode of TODAY.  He will be discussing solutions for cleaning up the oil spill that resulted from the April 20th BP oil rig explosion.

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.

The TODAY show airs on NBC at 7am EST.  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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