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Robert A. Hefner, III Biography

Founder and CEO of GHK Company
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"

“As it stands, coal and oil are at the heart of our current energy problem, and natural gas is primed to provide the principal solution. Solar and wind energy are also excellent solutions, but will be unable to become a principal source of energy over the next 30 years.”

“The Age of Gases,” American Clean Skies, Spring 2008

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Founder and CEO, GHK Company (a natural gas exploration and production firm), 1959-present
  • Advisory Director, Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
  • International Council Member, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University
  • Member, Kennedy School Dean’s Councils
  • Member, Council of Advisors, National Geographic Society
  • Fellow, Royal Geographical Society of London
  • Fellow, National Explorers Club
  • Member, Singapore International Advisory Panel (IAP) on Energy
  • Member, American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • Member, American Association of Professional Landmen
  • Member, American Institute of Professional Geologists
  • Member, Society of Exploration Geophysicists
  • Member, Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists
  • BS, Petroleum Geology, University of Oklahoma, 1959
  • Pioneered deep and ultradeep natural gas exploration and production
Quoted in:
  1. Should the US Increase Its Use of Natural Gas?