The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a discussion on the state of the energy sector with Ben van Beurden, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Dutch Shell plc. Mr. van Beurden delivered a keynote speech followed by an on-stage conversation with Dr. Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman, IHS and Founder, Cambridge Energy Research Associates.

Center Director Jason Bordoff then moderated a panel on Future Trends in Energy Geopolitics. Participants included Carlos Pascual, Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy and former Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, U.S. State Department; Jean-Francois Poupeau, Executive Vice President, Schlumberger; Mona Sutphen, Partner, Macro Advisory Partners and former White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy; and Dr. Daniel Yergin. 

Selected press coverage

Reuters: Shell CEO says U.S. should export oil to stabilize markets

The TelegraphShell urges Obama to end 40-year oil export ban

Argus Media: Shell pursues US shale despite 'indigestion': CEO

Forbes: Shell Chief Urges US To Lift Crude Oil Export Ban



Download Ben van Beurden's remarks (PDF)