Mark A. Stansberry

A Decade of Energy Issues and Views

The spring of 2024 marks the 10th anniversary of this column. I want to thank Emmanuel Sullivan, publisher of OILMAN Magazine, Editor-in-Chief Rebecca Ponton, and all those associated with the magazine for their support and encouragement, as well as my appreciation to all the readers of my column throughout the years and to those readers who have provided input, comments and suggestions.

During this decade of time, I was fortunate to write two additional books and a monograph entitled “America Needs America’s Energy and Its Natural Resources.” The documentary film, Sherwood Forest: Top Secret, was released in 2022 and received a Heartland Emmy nomination in 2023. It was an honor to serve as a producer of the film. My appreciation to all those who supported and encouraged us and viewed the film along the way.

Over the past decade, I also had the opportunity to host four different podcasts with an emphasis on the podcast: National Energy Talk and the Energy Fellows. My OILMAN column has been an important part of my efforts in advocating for energy education, issues and views.

My appreciation to all those who have invited me to be a speaker at their events in the last 10 years, including Louisiana Oil and Gas Association Annual Conference, National Association of Royalty Owners Conventions (NARO) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Professional Data Management Association Annual Conference in Houston, Texas, and events in other cities, including Denver, Colorado, Shreveport Wildcatters Association, and other associations and events.

Each column can be viewed under OILMAN/Archives, In the decade from 2014 – 2024, my goal was to make sure we focused on key issues and views impacting our energy industry in America and throughout the world. In order for me to have effective columns, it’s always great to hear from those who have suggestions and input, which are always welcomed.

I began the column in the spring of 2014 focusing my attention on the title of my column “Lights, Camera, Action!” The movie industry uses a great deal of energy in producing films, so the film industry plays a vital role in proper energy usage. It is important to note that nothing moves without energy, and that includes all industries.

The next article was titled “It’s Time To Act!” This column focused specifically on the growing impact of China and Russia’s relationship over the next decade. It was something that I thought was necessary to bring to the forefront of discussion then and is definitely part of our daily discussion in today’s environment.

Similar articles were written on my concerns in Ukraine (“Global Outlook: Ukraine”), Mexico and North America’s Energy.

Upcoming columns are being planned with some already underway, which will include interviews with energy executives and focus on current energy policy. Again, I encourage you to send me your thoughts and suggestions for what you would like to read and focus on in 2024.

America Needs America’s Energy! Together, we can make a difference in our energy future!

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Mark Stansberry
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Mark A. Stansberry, Chairman of The GTD Group, is an award-winning author, columnist, film and music producer, radio talk show host and 2009 Western Oklahoma Hall of Fame inductee. Stansberry has written five energy-related books. He has been active in the oil and gas industry for over 44 years, having served as CEO/President of Moore-Stansberry, Inc., and The Oklahoma Royalty Company. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Regents of the Regional University System of Oklahoma, Chairman 2016-2017 of the Gaylord-Pickens Museum/Oklahoma Hall of Fame Board of Directors, Lifetime Trustee of Oklahoma Christian University, and Board Emeritus of the Oklahoma Governor’s International Team. He has served on several public and private boards. 

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