Host Jason Bordoff speaks with Sheikh Nawaf Saud Nasir Al-Sabah, the CEO of the Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (KUFPEC), the international upstream and wholly-owned subsidiary of the State-owned Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC). Jason and Sheikh Nawaf discussed: new KUFPEC projects in Norway and Thailand; transitions in oil-reliant economies including the Aramco IPO and Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030; reactions to the new U.S. administration; the potential for more integration in global gas pricing; and the role of renewables in the energy sector.
Host Jason Bordoff speaks with India's Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan, on issues including: India's energy model and the country's path to energy security; the energy sector opening up to private companies and investment; Indian policies aimed at increasing domestic energy production; and gas pricing reform.
Host Bill Loveless talks to Riccardo Puliti, the Head of the Energy and Extractives Global Practice at the World Bank Group who oversees $52 billion in loans. They discussed: the World Bank's energy portfolio, financing targets, and its role in the fight against global poverty; the need for private sector partnerships to finance World Bank projects; the variety of instruments used to energy access and climate change issues; regional differences and needs, with respect to energy; and the role of a carbon price in aligning incentives.
Host Jason Bordoff sits down with Bob McNally, a Fellow at the Center, founder and president of the Rapidan Group, a leading energy consulting firm in Washington, D.C., and former energy advisor to President George W. Bush. They discuss all things oil price volatility, the topic of Bob's new book, Crude Volatility: The History and the Future of Boom-Bust Oil Prices, the first book in the new Center on Global Energy Policy book series with Columbia University Press. They discuss: the origins of oil price control in the United States; differences between boom bust cycles today and 10 years ago; what history tells us about the future of price volatility and how governments and business can cope; and shale's role as a potential swing producer.