Mark Stansberry 2019 November-December Mark A. Stansberry 

Boone’s Impact and Vision!

Twenty-five years ago, Boone Pickens sent me a letter describing his passion for natural gas and America’s energy future. I share with you a portion of the letter, dated October 7, 1994: “There is a lot of focus these days – as there should be – on the tremendous costs facing business and local governments as a result of the… Read More
Bellmon’s Legacy! #OilmanNEWS Contributors Mark A. Stansberry Oil and Gas News Oklahoma 

Bellmon’s Legacy!

On October 21, 2019, I had the honor of serving as a keynote speaker at the Oklahoma Academy’s Town Hall Meeting at the WinStar Convention Center. The theme of the conference was Oklahoma Energy: Optimizing Our Resources for the Future. My topic was “The Digital Transformation: From the Whiteboard to the Boardroom.” The Oklahoma Academy is a statewide nonprofit, nonpartisan,… Read More
Mark Stansberry 2019 September-October Mark A. Stansberry 

The National Energy Dialogue Continues

The first International Energy Policy Conference was held in 1992. One of the speakers of the conference stated, “I think most Americans would welcome messages from an industry expressly committed to the importance of what it does, confident in its ability to manage risks, and willing to defend its important work against extremist assault. Most Americans understand the need for… Read More
Mark Stansberry 2019 July-August Mark A. Stansberry 

75th Anniversary of D-Day: Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Legacy and America’s Energy Impact

Seventy-five years ago, June 6th, General Dwight D. Eisenhower led troops into what is known as D-Day. His outward display of confidence with the troops helped propel them to victory. In his book Sleeping Giants, Dr. Nathan Mellor writes, “When General Eisenhower had been named Supreme Commander of Allied Forces, he stressed the importance of morale. He outlawed negativity and… Read More
Mark Stansberry 2019 May-June Mark A. Stansberry 

50 Years Later: The Impact of Discovery

Fifty years ago, in 1969, natural gas was found in tremendous commercial volumes at the GHK Company #1 Green well, completed at a depth of 24,147 feet in the Anadarko Basin. This is approximately a mile southeast of Elk City, Oklahoma, my hometown. In those fifty years, thanks to the beginning of exploration in the Anadarko Basin, natural gas has… Read More
Mark Stansberry 2019 March-April Mark A. Stansberry 

America’s Energy and Environmental Stewardship

In 1992, I founded the IEPC (International Energy Policy Conference) with the theme being “Striving for Energy Efficiency and Environmental Preservation.” This underlying theme has been part of each conference event which has been held in Tulsa, Norman, OK, Stillwater, OK, Washington, D.C., Denver, Houston, Oklahoma City, and other locations. Twenty-seven years later, from the first IEPC conference, America’s energy… Read More
2019 January-February Mark A. Stansberry 

America’s 2019 Energy Watch List

The beginning of 2018, my column- “America’s 2018 Energy Watch List” presented the “moving parts” which I believed would be the main focus regarding energy issues and policies: At that time among the moving parts were President Trump and the Republican led Congress, OPEC and the supporting non-OPEC countries, jobs, investments in the oil and gas sector, IPOs/mergers and acquisitions,… Read More
2018 November-December Mark A. Stansberry 

Forty-Five Years Later…

Forty-five years ago, October 17, 1973, the Arab oil embargo began as agreed to by the OPEC oil ministers. Since that time, beginning with the embargo, U.S. energy and economic direction has been impacted due to that decision. (The members of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries “OAPEC” initiated the oil embargo.) A few months later, (1974), The International… Read More
2018 September-October Mark A. Stansberry 

American Natural Gas and NATO

In the fall of 1997, I was approached by a friend of mine, Vladimir, who asked if I could assist his native country the Czech Republic in getting into NATO. At the time, he told me the Czech Republic’s leaders needed to meet with key U.S. Senate leaders. The U.S. Senate would have to ratify the Czech Republic going in… Read More
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