In this final installment, former Shell Oil Company President John Hofmeister talks about the false notion of energy independence, the need for two-way oil and gas trading, the Jones Act, removing barriers to the movement of energy, and the Keystone XL pipeline

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John D. Hofmeister is a seasoned business leader with strong views about U.S. energy policy and a deep understanding of the global energy supply-demand equation. John’s knowledge comes from a career in which he worked for large companies on all sides of the energy equation—from large energy consumers to large energy producers. John has served on the board of directors of the American Petroleum Institute. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources and is Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Centre for Advanced Human Resources Studies at Cornell University. He is a member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee.

During his broad-ranging career John ran the human resources function for several large international companies including Allied Signal (now Honeywell international), Northern Telecom and Royal Dutch Shell. From there, John was recruited to run Shell Oil Company, one of the world’s largest integrated oil companies, which he ran until he retired in 2008.

Oil & Gas 360® had the privilege of speaking to John Hofmeister for our ongoing series TOP MINDS IN THE BUSINESS. This is the final installment of our interview with Mr. Hofmeister.

Part One of the interview may be viewed here.

Part Two of the interview may be viewed here.

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