Sunday, April 20, 2008

Conversation with Henry Groppe

Last week, I had the opportunity to meet with Henry Groppe, founder of Groppe, Long & Littell. I am blogging about this because many of Dr. Webber's slides on peak oil, industry statistics and prices are based on Groppe's published work. Groppe and I spoke about some of our class discussions, and he was very excited to know that his work has been featured. His wife and I also got talking and when I mentioned peak oil, she said her husband "knew a little bit about that".

I have included Groppe's bio here and provided links to two of his recent interviews for your benefit.

"Henry Groppe founded Groppe, Long & Littell in 1955. He has 55 years of experience in the oil, natural gas and petrochemical industries, including positions with Arabian American Oil Company, Dow Chemical, Monsanto and Texaco.

He is a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and has served as a charter member of the Texas Governor’s Energy Council and a director of the United States Energy Association (the U.S. member committee to the World Energy Council).

Mr. Groppe is a distinguished engineering graduate of the University of Texas and is a former officer in the U.S. Navy."(bio from

Groppe's talk on peak oil (2005)

Groppe's interview on oil price spikes (2007, audio and transcript)

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