June 2021, Vol. 248, No. 6


Yergin to Receive WPC Dewhurst Award

Author and industry expert Daniel Yergin is being recognized for his exceptional contributions to the oil, gas and energy industry with the highest honor of the World Petroleum Council, the Dewhurst Award, WPC announced.  


The lifetime achievement award celebrates Yergin’s role as an authority on energy, international politics and economics.  He is only the eleventh recipient of the Dewhurst Award in the nearly 90-year history of the WPC, with previous winners including Rex Tillerson (USA), Abdulla Bin Hamad Al Attiyah (Qatar) and Ali Al-Naimi (Saudi Arabia).  

“Dan Yergin has been an inspiration for our industry and an authoritative guide to the energy transformations in our lives and throughout history, through his research, his lectures and his books such as the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Priz’ and The Quest’” said WPC President Tor Fjaeran. 

“He has created an enormous legacy as one of the highest authorities on energy, international politics and economics,” Fjaeran said. “On behalf of our board and the member countries of the World Petroleum Council, I am delighted to congratulate him on this much-deserved recognition.” 

The award will be presented on Dec. 9 during the Dewhurst Ceremony at the 23rd World Petroleum Congress in Houston. 

Yergin has served on the U.S. Secretary of Energy Advisory Board under four presidents. He is a member of the board of the Council on Foreign Relations, a senior trustee of the Brookings Institution, and a member of the Energy Think Tank of the government of India and of the Energy Governors of the World Economic Forum. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, where he was a Marshall Scholar. 

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