On Bauer Business Focus – A conversation with one of the energy industry’s most candid voices with business reporter Ed Mayberry.
As president of Shell Oil, John Hofmeister was known for speaking his mind about energy and politics. Though retired, he still has a lot to say and recently published a book about it based on his experience at Shell when he embarked on a two-year long, 50-city tour across the U.S.
Hofmeister said his travels and daily discourse with everyday people revealed just how little the American public really knows about how the energy industry works.
“I was shocked how much misinformation and disinformation walks around in people’s heads and how much a lack of information impacts what they think. Throw in emotions, high gas prices, high profits and political campaign rhetoric about what we can and can’t do — ‘no more coal in 10 years’ or ‘drill, baby drill’ — and we have a serious problem.”
“People are led by sound bites, and unfortunately the sound bites don’t carry the story.”
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