Government Track

Informing Federal Energy Resource and Petroleum Policies in an Era of Abundance (TBA)

President Trump has issued two executive orders promoting energy independence and an America-first offshore energy strategy to reduce "agency actions that potentially burden the safe, efficient development of domestic energy resources" and to "encourage energy exploration and production." Although both executive orders mention renewable energy, the focus has been fossil fuels, especially oil and natural gas. Panel members will address assessments of the domestic energy resource endowment and the extent to which Federal energy policies could help meet near- and longer-term energy needs, increase energy security, and provide revenue to the U.S. Treasury. Despite increasing levels of domestic production, the Strategic Petroleum Reserve remains crucial to US energy security in the face of disruptions. How is the SPR adapting to Administration priorities? Among the related topics will be the difference between long-term and short-term responses to energy disruptions and fiscal terms for use of Federal energy resources.

Greg Adams (Presiding)
Economist, Energy Information Administration

Estimates of Federal Onshore Energy Resources
Michael Ford
Economist, U.S. Bureau of Land Management

Access to Federal Energy Resources and Potential for Development: Offshore
Aditi Mirani
Economist, U.S. Bureau of Offshore Energy Management

The Strategic Petroleum Reserve in an Evolving Oil Market: An Agenda for Economic Research
Ken Vincent
Chief of Staff, Office of Fossil Energy
U.S. Department of Energy

The Importance of Revenue from Federal Energy Resources
Martin Heinze
Economist, U.S. Bureau of Offshore Energy Management

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