The Frack Track To Energy, Money And Influence?

Friday, November 9, 2018
11:45am — 1:30pm
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Conference Center
130 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601
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An energy-independent US could be on the horizon--in large part due to the rise of fracking technology that continues to challenge the global supply of oil and gas. The prospect of this independence could destabilize energy-exporters like Russia and Saudi Arabia, and change how America asserts its global influence. But some analysts are reserving their optimism, with suggestions that returns on shale oil may not be as lucrative as once promised. Are we truly on the path to energy independence, and what would the world look like if we pulled it off?

Copies of Bethany McLean’s latest book Saudi America: The Truth About Fracking and How It’s Changing the World will be available for sale and signing after the program from the Book Cellar.

Bethany McLean is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and a contributor at CNBC. She was previously an editor-at-large at Fortune. She is an investigative journalist known for her work on the Enron scandal and the 2008 financial crisis, and coauthored the bestseller, The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron. A documentary based on the book was nominated for an Academy Award in 2006. McLean also coauthored All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis, and wrote Shaky Ground: The Strange Saga of the US Mortgage Giants. Prior to joining Fortune in 1995, she was an investment analyst at Goldman Sachs. @bethanymac12

11:45 a.m. Registration and Lunch

12:00 p.m. Presentation and Discussion

1:15 p.m. Adjournment and Book Signing

 

Ticket price: $65

 

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An energy-independent US could be on the horizon--in large part due to the rise of fracking technology that continues to challenge the global supply of oil and gas. The prospect of this independence could destabilize energy-exporters like Russia and Saudi Arabia, and change how America asserts its global influence. But some analysts are reserving their… more

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Conference Center
130 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

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In the last few years, the fracking industry has boomed, leading many—including the President—to declare that soon America will be energy-independent, and free of the influence of foreign oil and gas suppliers such as Saudi Arabia and Russia. Not so fast, writes business journalist Bethany McLean in her book "Saudi America: The Truth About Fracking and How… more