#134: Robert McNally (Rapidan Energy Group) - Advising U.S. Presidents, $150 Oil & Why Energy is More Important than Ever



Greetings & welcome back to the rose bros podcast.

This episode we are joined by Bob McNally - Founder & President of Rapidan Energy Group - a provider of energy research and analysis for investors,  global companies & policy makers. 

Robert McNally has over 30 years of government and market experience as an international energy consultant, senior White House policy official, and hedge fund strategist.

He is the author of the award-winning and acclaimed book Crude Volatility: The History and the Future of Boom-Bust Oil Prices (Columbia University Press, 2017).

Robert has testified before Congress on energy markets and national security, published on energy in Foreign Affairs (co-authored with Michael Levi), and has been interviewed by CNN, The Economist, NPR, Financial Times, Washington Post, New York Times, PBS’ Great Decisions in Foreign Policy series, Bloomberg News, and other leading journals and programs. 

He is a non-resident fellow at the Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy. 

From 2001 to 2003, he served as the top international and domestic energy advisor for George W. Bush, holding the posts of Special Assistant to the President on the National Economic Council and, in 2003, Senior Director for International Energy on the National Security Council. 

Robert earned his B.A./B.S. in Political Science and International Relations from American University and his M.A. in International Economics and Foreign Policy from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). 

Among other things, we sat down and discusses advising US Presidents on energy policy, price volatility, the looming debt crisis & why energy is more important than every.


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