On June 7, 2017 EPRINC’s President, Lucian Pugliaresi, presented at the 2017 Washington Oil & Gas Forum. A copy of his presentation can be found here.
On a very sad note EPRINC recently lost two colleagues. Our former Chairman and current honorary Chairman, John Lichtblau, passed away on May 29, 2017. He was 94 years old. On May 17, 2017 we lost Bob Greco, an EPRINC Distinguished Fellow. Bob was 57 years old.
We’ve known both of these good men for more years than we can recall and we will miss much more than their good counsel. We will miss their intellectual curiosity, optimism and close friendship.
Jay Fidel, the host of ThinkTech Hawaii interviews Jeff Kissel, EPRINC Trustee and former CEO of Hawaii Gas, on the challenges in moving the State of Hawaii to 100 percent reliance on renewable fuels. A link to the interview can be found here.
Nobody wants to see their gasoline taxes go up, but the federal excise tax on gasoline has remained at 18.4 cents a gallon since 1993. Could it play a role in helping to get tax reform approved and should it be adjusted at least for inflation? Lucian Pugliaresi, Larry Goldstein, and Will Pack take us through a short analysis on the gasoline tax, its upside as a revenue raiser and potential instrument for regulatory reform in the transportation fuels sector and its downside as a regressive tax. The paper can be found here.