Energy 2012 in Review

This week on BGOV’s Capital Impact show hosted by Allen Scott:

  • This week we’re taking a look at the world of energy with Bloomberg Government Energy Analyst Rob Barnett. We’ll talk about the Environmental Protection Agency, natural gas, shale and wind energy.
  • Looking back at the highs and lows of each during 2012, and peering into 2013. T. Boone Pickens Jr. was Bloomberg Government’s guest at the Republican National Convention, we’ll hear what one of Fortune Magazines richest men has to say about “Pickens Plan” and it can save us from OPEC.


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.
T. Boone Pickens worked for Phillips Petroleum for three years before striking out on his own in 1954. With $2,500 of borrowed money, Pickens and two investors formed an oil and gas firm called Petroleum Exploration Inc., which focused on domestic oil and gas opportunities. Later, he formed Altair Oil & Gas Co. to pursue oil and gas exploration opportunities in western Canada. Both were predecessor companies to Mesa Petroleum, which he took public in 1964. Pickens built Mesa into one of America’s largest independent natural gas and oil companies. Mesa produced more than 3 trillion cubic feet of gas and 150 million barrels of oil from 1964 to 1996.