David Pumphrey is a senior associate of the CSIS Energy Security and Climate Change Program. He has extensive public-sector experience in international energy security issues. He was most recently deputy assistant secretary for international energy cooperation at the Department of Energy.
During his career with the federal government, he led the development and implementation of policy initiatives with individual countries and multilateral energy organizations. He was responsible for policy engagement with numerous key energy-producing and energy-consuming countries, including China, India, Canada, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and the European Union. Pumphrey represented the U.S. government on the technical committees of the International Energy Agency and the Energy Working Group of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum. He also represented the Department of Energy in the negotiations of the energy-related sections of the U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement and the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Pumphrey received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Duke University and a master’s degree in economics from George Mason University. He has spoken extensively on international energy issues and testified before Congress on energy security issues related to China and India.
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Mexico and NAFTA: Energy & Geopolitics
Podcast Episode by Adam Sieminski and David Pumphrey — August 14, 2017
Renegotiating NAFTA: Energy Opportunities and Challenges
Event by David Pumphrey , Scott Miller , and Andrew W. Shoyer — July 26, 2017
The Global LNG Market Outlook: Too Many Sellers, Not Enough Buyers
Event by David Pumphrey — September 25, 2015
Report Rollout: North American Oil Infrastructure
Event by Sarah Ladislaw , David Pumphrey , and Kevin Book — February 26, 2015
North America Crude-by-Rail Safety Update
Report by Sarah Ladislaw , David Pumphrey , Lisa Hyland , and Michelle Melton — May 22, 2014
Fereidun Fesharaki: Is the U.S. a Rising Energy Superpower?
Event by David Pumphrey — May 16, 2014
BP Energy Outlook 2035
Event by Sarah Ladislaw and David Pumphrey — March 14, 2014
Frontier Energy Series: New Advancements in Oil and Gas Drilling Technologies
Event by Sarah Ladislaw and David Pumphrey — March 7, 2014
Safety of Crude Oil by Rail
Report by David Pumphrey , Lisa Hyland , and Michelle Melton — March 6, 2014
Economic Impacts of the Unconventional Oil and Gas Revolution
Event by David Pumphrey and Sarah Ladislaw — February 27, 2014