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Daniel Yergin Quotes and Sayings

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The starting point for energy security today as it
has always been is diversification of supplies and sources.
- Daniel Yergin

But eventually it's a question of access:
Getting access to fields is on top of the oil companies' agenda.
We see a substantial build-up of supply occurring over the coming years.
- Daniel Yergin

Cycles of shortage and surplus characterize the entire history of oil.
- Daniel Yergin

Clearly, the Chinese need the resources,
but I don't think they want to clash with the industrial
world which happens to be the market for their goods.
- Daniel Yergin

 

A premium in the oil price of somewhere between 10
to 15 dollars a barrel reflects this heightened anxiety.
- Daniel Yergin

The North Sea was supposed to run out in the 1980s.
Then in the 1990s.
And now production is still on-line.
- Daniel Yergin

The bulk of extra supplies that could be put into the
market come from two places.
One, they come from other Persian Gulf suppliers,
of which Saudi Arabia is at the top of the list.
- Daniel Yergin

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So the major obstacle to the development of new supplies
is not geology but what happens above ground:
international affairs,
politics, investment and technology.
- Daniel Yergin

It's extraordinary how inventive one can be with ethanol right now.
- Daniel Yergin

We experienced similiar fears in the 1880s,
at the end of World War I and II.
And we ran out in the 1970s.
- Daniel Yergin

People always underestimate the impact of technology.
To give you an example: In the 1970s the frontier for
offshore development was 200 meters,
today it is 4,000 meters.
- Daniel Yergin

Even Silicon Valley investors have put well over a
$1 billion in new energy technologies.
- Daniel Yergin

We are living in a new age of energy supply anxiety.
- Daniel Yergin

This has a lot to do with the unrest in Nigeria,
but also with the production loss after the hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico,
the decline in Iraq since the 2003 war,
and the decline in Venezuelan output since 2002.
- Daniel Yergin

We are living in a different world now.
You can see it everywhere in international relations:
It was noteworthy that,
after his visit to Washington, the Chinese president's
next stop was Saudi Arabia.
- Daniel Yergin

In a couple of years, the Chinese will be seen as regular
participants in international industry.
Their companies have to report to shareholders as well
as to the Chinese authorities.
They need to make money, they have to be efficient.
- Daniel Yergin

But the key thing is that Iraq, while it's got very large oil reserves,
has marginalized itself as an oil exporter and these
days its exports are only about one tenth that of neighboring Saudi Arabia.
- Daniel Yergin

If a war started, the oil price probably would go up,
as you said, maybe $5, $6 a barrel until you saw other
oil from the extra supplies that are available elsewhere coming into the world,
into the market.
- Daniel Yergin

But that's not enough: To maintain energy security,
one needs a supply system that provides a buffer against shocks.
It needs large, flexible markets.
And it's important to acknowledge the fact that the
entire energy supply chain needs to be protected.
- Daniel Yergin

I think the producers, for the most part,
don't want to see prices skyrocket because that will
only create problems for them down the road and would also be a,
you know, would be a very serious shock for a world
economy that can't afford serious shocks right now.
- Daniel Yergin

The other are the strategic, so-called strategic stocks
that the United States and the other Western industrial countries have,
which could put in as much as four million barrels
a day of oil into the market pretty quickly.
- Daniel Yergin

The Russians are turning east to the Chinese -
to the Europeans' surprise.
It always seemed to me that the relationship between
Russia and China would shift from being based in Marx
and Lenin to being based in oil and gas.
- Daniel Yergin

First, we have to find a common vocabulary for energy security.
This notion has a radically different meaning for different people.
For Americans it is a geopolitical question.
For the Europeans right now it is very much focused
on the dependence on imported natural gas.
- Daniel Yergin

Commitment cannot be taught;
it can only be caught.
I refer to the crusading spirit.
Without the crusading spirit,
you may have the starting power
but not the staying power.
- Jimmy Yen

Whatever you want in life, start today.
Not tomorrow - today.
Let it be a small beginning - a tiny beginning.
Your happiness depends on starting today - every day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment
before starting to improve the world.
- Anne Frank

The starting point of all achievement is desire.
- Napoleon Hill

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth;
not going all the way, and not starting.
- The Buddha

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is
breaking your complex overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks,
and starting on the first one.
- Mark Twain

I'm actually starting to like more and more people
who have convictions that are unpopular.
-Bono

Many important things shouldn't be done half-way.
Think of getting married, having children,
starting a business, changing your career.
There are times to gather your courage
and make the leap, the whole leap.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth
- not going all the way and not starting.
- The Buddha

Computers are famous for being able to do complicated
things starting from simple programs.
- Seth Lloyd

I was so jazzed about sobering up
and starting a new life;
I had to stop at a bar
to get a drink just to calm down.
- the television series Glee

Have a talk with your mind
(it really is something separate from yourself).
Lay down the law.
"My life begins TODAY.
I am like a newborn.
I have what I have today;
I have my fingers, my toes,
some people in my life,
some material and financial state.
Yesterday is only a dream -
perhaps a nightmare,
perhaps a cherished memory,
but only a dream - nothing more.
I will make all decisions and actions based solely
on what I have today as a starting point."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The power of the computer is starting to spread.
- Bill Budge

The leader who exercises power with honor will work from the inside out,
starting with himself.
- Blaine Lee

Starting out to make money is the greatest mistake in life.
Do what you feel you have a flair for doing,
and if you are good enough at it, the money will come.
- Greer Garson

When you're starting out as an actor,
there isn't much food around.
I was lucky to have a hit pretty early on.
I didn't starve too long.
- Steve Guttenberg

Halas didn't believe in starting rookies.
- Gale Sayers

Jazz is not the format where I want to stay,
but it really is a starting point for me.
- Justin Guarini

There was a moth in there, and it still had its wings crumpled up,
and it was just starting to pump its wings up.
Life continues in lots of places, and life is a magical thing.
- Laurel Clark

I think what some people are doing with effects is starting to get silly.
It's overused.
- Richard Donner

Even Obama's staunchest supporters are starting to leave him.
Last week Michelle Obama demanded to see a copy of his birth certificate.
- Ann Coulter

I'm starting to see players copy what I do.
I'm flattered.
- Dennis Rodman

Show's going well.
New season starting, we're on the road.
- Carson Kressley

When I was growing up in the 1960s, there was starting
to be more books geared towards young adults.
- Alison Bechdel

Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of
a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war.
- Otto von Bismarck

A lot of the things that until now seemed unthinkable
are starting to be thinkable.
- Nick Johnson

Now I'm starting, relatively, to think straight again.
I live one day at a time, one hour at a time.
What makes it all worthwhile is my children.
- Paula Yates

I suppose my father was more influential in my starting to play the guitar.
- Andy Partridge

I think that one of the problems that jazz has is that
it's so incestuous that it's starting to kill itself.
- Branford Marsalis

Common participation in the Eucharist can only be a
final outcome of ecumenic dialogue,
not the starting point.
- Karl Lehmann

There is only one day left, always starting over:
it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

This path that we are now starting will be long,
and we must follow it to remind ourselves of the great principles that,
in our understanding, should always inspire us.
- Marc Forne Molne

But Contra la Puerta was done mostly in the opposite way,
starting with sounds and melodies.
- Jim Coleman

I like the idea of Wild Infancy, of people who have a deprived background,
of starting out wild.
- Tina Weymouth

Debate is healthy and no one in this chamber -
starting with me -
has a monopoly on being right.
- Ted Kulongoski

My favorite is still the one that I started off with,
which is a Les Paul Standard.
I've played that at every gig I've ever had.
And that's my starting point in the studio.
- Dan Hawkins

The starting line of the New York Marathon is kind
of like a giant time bomb behind you about to go off.
It is the most spectacular start in sport.
- Bill Rodgers

Still, intuitive assumptions about behavior is only
the starting point of systematic analysis,
for alone they do not yield many interesting implications.
- Gary Becker

The model should only serve the very private function
for the painter of providing the starting point for his excitement.
- Lucian Freud

I love music and I enjoy creating sounds.
I got into making music when I was a child,
starting with the spoons and the koto before moving onto the piano.
- Tobe Hooper

Companies are starting to measure how effective their
customer service is and trying to understand what they
can do to improve the customer service process.
- Sanjay Kumar

I like going everywhere.
And I love starting new things.
- Antonio Banderas

Every time you go in, it's like starting over.
You don't know how you did the other records.
You're learning all over.
It's some weird musician amnesia, or maybe the road wipes it out.
- Beck

Originally I planned on starting a teapot collection.
I really like them.
- Billy Dee Williams

There is a firm, clear commitment to provide resources
and ideas to enable us to organize the Afghans towards
starting the process of rehabilitation and reconstruction.
- Lakhdar Brahimi

And then when I went to stay in '68,
I can honestly say that I was not focused on my career
and on what it took to be a major league pitcher and
to be a starting pitcher.
- Nolan Ryan

That's called a microphone.
It's a big sausage that picks up everything you say -
and you're starting early.
- Prince Charles

It's been amazing, the number of commercials that I've done,
starting back in 1968.
It must be 8,000.
- Casey Kasum


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