Oil produced on land owned by the federal government accounts for nearly 30 percent of the U.S. production. 20 percent of natural gas production occurs on federal land. Bloomberg Government energy analyst Rob Barnett and economic analyst Jason Arvello will discuss the benefits of onshore drilling in the aftermath of BP’s offshore disaster, along with what the departure of Ken Salazar means to the Department of the Interior.
Allen Scott (moderator) specializes in customer on boarding and training at Bloomberg Government. Allen previously worked at Arbitron, Inc. where he served in a variety of roles from customer service to sales operations manager. Prior to Arbitron, Allen worked in radio for several years in the Washington and Baltimore areas. Most recently he spent six years at 99.1 HFS as co-host and news director.
Rob Barnett is an energy analyst at Bloomberg Government. Before joining Bloomberg, he was an associate director of climate change and clean energy at IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates. Barnett holds a master’s degree in economics from Boston University and an undergraduate and master’s degree in electrical engineering from Clemson University.
Jason Arvelo is an economic analyst at Bloomberg Government. Before joining Bloomberg, he was a managing/senior analyst for Compass Lexecon, where he evaluated the economics of regulatory and legislative matters. Arvelo holds a master’s degree from Cornell University and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Florida.