Robert Hefner discusses his book The GET: The Grand Energy Transition.
He argues that the United States needs to lead the world in transitioning from oil and coal for power generation and to natural gas, an energy source he considers cleaner burning and more abundant.
Herman Franssen is a senior associate with the CSIS Energy and National Security Program. He is also president of International Energy Associates, a consulting company that provides economic analysis, conducts political risk assessments, and assists companies in establishing relationships with national oil companies and governments in the Middle East.
He is also a senior associate with the PEL Group in London, with GDP Associates in New York, as well as with MEC and the Centre for Global Energy Studies in London. He is also an adjunct scholar with the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C.
Robert Hefner is a long time natural gas producer, a pioneer in ultra deep exploration and founder of The GHK Company in Oklahoma, a privately-owned natural gas exploration and production company.
From the late 1960's to the early 1980's, he led the technological innovation necessary for GHK to drill many of the world's deepest and highest pressure natural gas wells.