Tag: LNG

Nicholas DeIuliis, president and CEO of CNX Resources Corporation, joined “Plugged In” host Neil Chatterjee and energy reporter Breanne Deppisch to break down the global dependence on Russian oil and why — even amid crisis — critics still push back on natural gas and other cleaner energy sources.

Deluliis also touches on the good, the bad, and the ugly of ESG (environmental and social governance) investing and why the industry has shifted focus to advocacy and technology development. He said balancing the goal of making the industry more efficient and adding demand for natural gas and renewables is what it’s all about.

Kevin Book, Managing Director at ClearView Energy Partners, joined “Plugged In” host Neil Chatterjee to help explain how sanctions on Russian oil — and potentially gas — amid the Ukraine war affect the United States’ efforts to transition to cleaner energy and domestic production.

Book, who is a member of both the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Petroleum Council, shared his insight on energy security and what it will take for renewable resources and LNGs to really take off on American soil. While he said it is possible somewhere down the line to diverge from fossil fuels, industry and government need more pragmatism in their goals.

Sam Brownback, a former senator and governor of Kansas, joined “Plugged In” host and former FERC chairman Neil Chatterjee to relate his experience wearing many different hats in government, including diplomacy, to the conflict in Eastern Europe and its impact on energy.

Brownback said as the war in Ukraine worsens and more sanctions are placed on Russian oil, President Vladimir Putin may look to China for a way out. 

Frank Fannon, who also served as the first assistant secretary of state for energy resources, joined “Plugged In” host and former FERC chairman Neil Chatterjee to explain the opportunities and pitfalls associated with upcoming sanctions on Russian energy, announced Tuesday by the Biden administration.

Fannon dives deeper into the energy industry and the government’s lack of confidence when it comes to domestic production. Using Iran as an example, he argues that only with a slow transition can the U.S. and other allies successfully move away from Russian oil and gas.

Bernie McNamee, an energy consultant and former FERC commissioner, joined “Plugged In” host Neil Chatterjee to talk about recent changes to the commission’s pipeline evaluations that he said make it harder to build domestic natural gas facilities.

McNamee argues that the United States is essentially waging a war against domestic oil and gas, which only strengthens U.S. dependence on Russian resources. He added that the Biden administration is essentially using American tax dollars to prop up Russian President Vladimir Putin’s conflict with Ukraine.

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