Porter Stansberry with Aaron Brabham

Why Oil Is The Next Revolution

  • 10/19/2012
  • with Leonardo Maugeri

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Global oil expert Leonardo Maugeri discredits peak oil and explains the coming influx of shale.
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This Episode's Guest

Leonardo Maugeri

One of the world’s foremost experts on oil, gas, and energy, Leonardo Maugeri has been appointed Chairman of Polimeri Europa – eni’s petrochemical branch – on March 4, 2010. Previously, he served for several years as Senior Executive Vice President (Director) of Strategies and Development at eni SpA.
Born in Florence, Italy, in 1964, Mr. Maugeri holds two degrees (Political Science and Economics) and a Ph.D. in international economics. During his Ph.D. research, he specialized in energy economics in Great Britain and the United States, where he lived and worked as an energy financial analyst for two years. He joined eni in 1994, and served as assistant to the Chief Executive Officer from 1995 to 1998. From 1999 to 2000 he was responsible for Strategic Studies and International Relations. In 2000, at the age of 36, he was appointed as head of Strategies and Development, becoming the youngest Director (and Senior Vice President) of eni in 30 years.
He has published five books on energy, among them the “The Age of Oil: the Mythology, History, and Future of the World’s Most Controversial Resource‘ (Praeger, 2006). His latest book – “Beyond the Age of Oil: The Myths, Realities, and Future of Fossil Fuels and Their Alternatives‘ - was published in the U.S. on February, 2010.
Mr. Maugeri has also written several articles which appeared in Foreign Affairs, Science, Newsweek International, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the Oil & Gas Journal and Scientific American. He is a columnist for the Italian financial newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore.
Mr. Maugeri is a Visiting Scholar of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a member of MIT’s External Energy Advisory Board. He also serves as an International Councilor of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (Washington, D.C.), as a member of the Global Energy Advisory Board of Accenture. Mr. Maugeri is also a director of the board of the Fondazione Politecnico di Milano and of the Fondazione eni – Enrico Mattei.