Presenters: Guy Caruso, Senior Adviser at CSIS and President of USAEE and Michael Ratner, Specialist in Energy Policy at Congressional Research Service
Description: Oil prices are on the rise. Natural gas is becoming a global commodity. The United States is the largest producer of both, and has entered the export market. Last year, U.S. crude oil exports went to 37 destinations, up from 27 in the prior year. 2017 was also the first year since 1957 that the U.S exported more natural gas than it imported.
Guy and Michael will address global oil and natural gas issues from the U.S. perspective. This will be a lively and informative discussion.
About the Presenters: Guy F. Caruso is a senior adviser in the Energy and National Security Program at CSIS. Prior to joining CSIS, he served as administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) from July 2002 to September 2008. EIA is the statistical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that provides independent data, forecasts, and analyses regarding energy. Before leading EIA, Caruso had acquired over 40 years of energy experience, with particular emphasis on topics relating to energy markets, policy, and security. He first joined DOE as a senior energy economist in the Office of International Affairs and soon became director of the Office of Market Analysis. He has also held a variety of other senior leadership positions at DOE.
Michael Ratner is a Specialist in Energy Policy at Congressional Research Service (CRS), focusing on natural gas and oil markets, as well as other energy and infrastructure issues. Since joining CRS, Michael has carved out natural gas as a specialty and developed natural gas as a separate area of research. Prior to joining CRS, Michael was a senior energy analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency, specializing in global natural gas issues. Michael has over 20 years of experience throughout the energy value chain in both the public and private sectors. Michael has an MS in Mineral Economics from the Colorado School of Mines, an MA in International Economics and U.S. Foreign Policy from Johns Hopkins’ School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a BA in International Relations from Columbia University.