We talked with Adam Sieminski, Administrator at the Energy Information Administration
Adam Sieminski was sworn in on June 4, 2012, as the eighth administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration, EIA. In the prior months, while awaiting confirmation as EIA administrator, Sieminski served as senior director for energy and environment on the staff of the National Security Council.
From 2005 until then, he was the chief energy economist for Deutsche Bank. From 1998 to 2005, he served as the director and energy strategist for Deutsche Bank’s global oil and gas equity team. Previously, Sieminski was the senior energy analyst for NatWest Securities in the U.S., covering the major U.S. international integrated oil companies.
PUF’s Pat McMurray: What does the Energy Information Administration do?
Adam Sieminski: Our mission is to count and report on energy related issues. We count and report on how much electricity is produced. We also report on how many barrels of oil are produced, or imported or exported. Then we do the same with natural gas, nuclear, coal, and across the board renewables of all types, most of which end up as electricity.
By law, no other person in the federal government can review EIA’s reports. The buck stops with the administrator at EIA.
Our analyses and projections are not approved by any other federal government official, not the Secretary of Energy even. Or anybody at the White House or anybody on the Congressional committees.