Prior to his employment at Amoco, Mr. Johnston served as an economist with the RAND Corporation, the Institute for Defense Analyses, and the Secretary's Office of the U.S. Treasury. He served on the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea.
Mr. Johnston's current research has focused on electric utility deregulation in Illinois and other states; pollution trading under the climate change treaty, Clean Air Act, and the RECLAIM system for the South Coast Air District; and a general theory of regulation, published in the Cato Institute's Regulation magazine.
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In an article from The New York Times, Daniel Yergin of IHS CERA claims:
“This is very big and it’s coming on very fast … ‘tight rock’ fields that now produce about half a million barrels of oil a day will produce up to three million barrels daily by 2020 … this is like adding another Venezuela of Kuwait by 2020, except these tight oil fields are in the United States.”