Shale oil and gas are making the United States the world’s biggest producer of hydrocarbons. Is American energy abundance shattering the precepts of global energy geopolitics? Will OPEC continue to exist? Will US supplies affect relations between Saudi Arabia and Russia and their roles in energy markets? Can China, as the world’s biggest oil importer, influence geopolitical dynamics with its suppliers?
Center on Global Energy Policy Columbia University
Professor of Professional Practice and Founding Director
United States Department of State
Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR)
Harvard University's Kennedy School
Jeane Kirkpatrick Prof., Practice of International Affairs, Director - Geopolitics of Energy Project