The Switch

America's Global Energy Renaissance

Dan K. Eberhart
The Rebirth of Energy Security in America

For the first time in decades, the US has a rare opportunity to realistically reject oil supplies from other nations. It’s a goal that has eluded us through eight presidencies. But recent advances in hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) technology have catapulted the US into its current position as the world’s #1 oil producer, surpassing energy powerhouses like Saudi Arabia.

In The Switch, Dan K. Eberhart addresses a fascinating question: What would happen if the US became energy self-sufficient?

• Would the Middle East look to China as its new ally and energy buyer?
• Would petrostates find new markets or would their governments collapse as their oil revenues take a free fall?
• Would the US lift the crude oil export ban and help friendly nations such as Ukraine free themselves from the yoke of Russian oil?
• Would the US use its newfound energy wealth to become more isolationist and remove itself from the position of “global police force?”

To answer these questions—and to explore the complex relationship between the US and foreign oil producers—Eberhart uses a combination of firsthand interviews, vignettes, and reporting. The result is a clear and engaging analysis of where America’s energy is coming from, where it could go, and how US energy is fundamentally shifting geopolitics and the domestic economy.

Dan K. Eberhart’s knowledge of geopolitical energy issues and oil prices have made him a guest on Fox News, CNN, and CNBC International. His editorials and interviews on those topics have appeared in publications such as The Hill and The Economist. In addition, Eberhart has served as an industry consultant in North America, Asia, and Africa—a role that earned him a place in Hart Energy’s influential “30 Under 40” list and inclusion in several U.S. trade missions to sub-Saharan Africa headed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Secretary of Transportation.

Eberhart is also the CEO of Canary, LLC, which began with the purchase of a small oilfield services company in North Dakota. Under Eberhart’s leadership, the company has grown to become one of the largest private wellhead companies in the United States. Prior to serving as Canary’s CEO, Eberhart was vice president of acquisitions at two energy companies. He received a Juris Doctorate from Tulane Law School and has dual degrees in economics and political science from Vanderbilt University.

Eberhart is a Georgia native who grew up in a close family with one sister and three brothers. Today, he resides in Houston, Texas, with his wife Farah and daughter Kylee. He enjoys restoring old cars, collecting books, and traveling with his family.

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