Jack L. Kerfoot grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, America’s “Oil Capital” from the 1930s until the 1960’s. He served in the U.S. Army with the 101st Airborne Division during the Vietnam War.
In January 1971, Jack enrolled at the University of Oklahoma. In 1973, oil became a political weapon. OPEC price hikes and an oil embargo created fuel shortages and economic chaos around the world. Jack saw an opportunity to once again serve his country by helping quench America’s thirst for oil. Jack graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in geophysics and joined Mobil Oil in Denver, Colorado.
Jack’s career was a forty-year roller coaster ride that would take him to small towns, bustling cities, dense jungles and sweltering deserts around the world. He spent twenty years working overseas in Australia, Canada, England, Indonesia, Malaysia, Oman, Netherlands and Turkey. Jack worked with scientists, wildcatters, bureaucrats, ministers, sheiks, tycoons and potentates in the quest to fuel America.
Jack is now principal of JL Kerfoot Energy Services LLC. He wrote the book, “Fueling America” to provide an insider’s perspective for the layman on the energy industry, including fossil fuels, renewables and nuclear energy. Jack has been on numerous nationally syndicated radio talk shows to discuss global energy issues. Jack is an outspoken advocate for renewable energy and blogs at “Our Energy Conundrum”