Geologist and Energy Education Advocate Presents at API Banquet
Thursday, December 5, 2013Scott Tinker holds a lot of titles as state geologist for Texas and director of an academic oil and gas research program.
But his latest titles, narrator and co-producer for the energy documentary “Switch,” may be having the broadest impact as he seeks to educate the public about energy.
“There’s a lot of silly policies that get made, maybe well-intended but still silly, by politicians, federal and sometimes state level, because the public doesn’t know much about energy,” Tinker said.
Tinker spoke Thursday in Williston during the annual banquet for the Williston Basin chapter of the American Petroleum Institute.
During his speech, Tinker commented on the amount of natural gas flaring occurring in both the Eagle Ford of Texas and the Bakken and challenged operators to solve that issue.