Joseph Priestley Society 

John Felmy

John Felmy

Date: November 14, 2013
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Event Type: Open to the Public
Fee: $25
RSVP Online: Registration Required

The Joseph Priestley Society (JPS) lecture series continues its three-month exploration of the technological, economic, and societal issues associated with the extraction of natural gas from shale structures, with a keynote address by John Felmy, chief economist, American Petroleum Institute. 

Felmy will present “Energizing America: Facts for Addressing Energy Policy.”

  About the Event

The United States is at a historic turning point for the country and its energy policies. Technological innovations are changing the vision of our energy future, resulting in new opportunities to put more people to work, boost domestic production, grow government revenue, and save many billions annually in imported energy costs. Many Americans lack a full understanding of the link between economic growth and the energy policy options we face in terms of fueling our future.

More information

For more information about this event, please contact Sarah Reisert, awards program manager, at 215.873.8263 or

Boyle Society members receive complimentary admission!

Robert Boyle Society members: To register yourself and up to three guests free of charge, please contact Nancy Vonada, manager of events and donor relations, at 215.873.8226 or

  Event Schedule

Thursday, November 14, 2013

11:30 a.m.

Networking reception

12:15 p.m.


1:00 p.m.

Keynote address

 Speaker Biographies

John Felmy is chief economist of the American Petroleum Institute (API). His area of emphasis is the economic, statistical, and policy analysis of the institute, which includes managing the production of API’s weekly and monthly petroleum statistics. He has 30 years of experience in energy, economic, and environmental analysis. He received both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in economics from  Pennsylvania State University and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland. His specialization is in the macroeconomic, regional, and industrial impacts of energy and environmental policies.

Felmy is a member of several professional associations, including the American Economics Association, the National Association for Business Economics, and the International Association for Energy Economics.

In his earlier years he spent time working at a sawmill in Central Pennsylvania. However, working on a repair crew for the Tidewater Oil Pipeline in Pennsylvania was what ultimately sparked his interest in energy.

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