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Carlton Dallas: The Petroleum Industry

  • 09 Aug 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 12:01 PM
  • Bluffton Library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton, SC


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The global petroleum industry is central to so many facets of life and essential to the global economy, yet it is also a strategic necessity. Crude and its many refinements are also part of a geopolitical contest, the lifeblood of military campaigns, and an elevator to rising GDP. And yet how long can it last, is there a "crude curse", how does the global supply chain work and what impact do current events have on the security of our national supply? 

Carlton Dallas will review the impact of taxes, price comparisons with other countries, the history of discovery, relay how crude is tethered to politics, and how four developments have improved US energy independence. 

Suggested Reading: The Prize, Daniel Yeargin


Carlton B. Dallas is a native of North Carolina and attended UNC-Chapel Hill. He graduated from the University of Maryland, with a degree in Management and completed further study at Cornell University, the University of Chicago, The Young Executive Institute at the UNC Kenan Flagler School of Business and obtained certification in 360 Degree Leadership Feedback/Development at the Center for Creative Leadership Research Institute.

His career spanned 34 years in the petroleum industry, in various functions, in marketing, management systems, sales and human resources. He was  Managing Director/CEO of Chevron Texaco Eastern Caribbean, SRL in the Caribbean and South America. He then served as Regional Director-Africa/Europe/Pakistan for the Chevron Corporation, working out of the regional office in Cape Town South Africa, with support responsibilities for 33 countries in Africa, Middle East, Pakistan and Europe.

Carlton retired in August 2010 after 34 years and 19 moves, with responsibility at various times for more than 50 countries during the span of that career. He as served on the Board of World Affairs Council of Hilton Head and helped establish the Academic WorldQuest Program in local schools. He and his wife live on Hilton Head Island.

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