A Case for Nationalizing U.S. Energy Assets07 Feb

Russia reduced westward flows of natural gas through pipelines across the Ukraine last week citing greater domestic demand because of the extreme cold. Gazprom, owned by the Russian government, provides about 25 percent of Europe’s gas. In contrast, U.S. home heating oil prices are climbing due to export demands. In this case, Russia takes care of their domestic needs first, the United States does not.

Nationalizing U.S. energy assets offers the potential for affordable domestic energy prices by controlling supply and demand, especially during periods of hardship. It is noteworthy that 94 percent of the world’s oil assets are in the hands of national oil companies (Statoil of Norway, Petrobras of Brazil, etc.), and not the international oil companies (e.g. BP, ExxonMobil, Shell, etc).

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About Dr. Everson

Prior to forming this SBIR consultant practice, Dr. Jeffrey Everson was director of business development for QinetiQ North America’s Technology Solutions Group (previously Foster-Miller, Inc.).

Dr. Everson has won and been the principal investigator for several SBIR programs, including a Phase I program for NASA, a Phase I project for the U.S. Air Force, and Phase I and II contracts from the U.S. Department of Transportation. For the Phase II program, he received a Tibbetts Award for exemplifying the best in SBIR achievement.

Previously Dr. Everson held senior scientist positions at Battelle Memorial Institute, The Analytic Sciences Corporation (TASC), Honeywell Electro Optics Systems Division, and Itek Optical Systems Division.

He holds a PhD in physics from Boston College and a MS/BS in physics from Northeastern University.

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For more information about how JHEverson Consulting can help your company with its SBIR and STTR proposals, please contact Jeff Everson.

JHEverson Consulting is based in the Boston area but consults for clients throughout North America. It also is supported by affiliated consultants.