John Hofmeister, President of Shell Oil Company, was on Charlie Rose Tuesday night.
About 22 minutes into the segment, he says the following [my own transcription]:
If we don’t drill more in this country, I am quite concerned about civil disturbances in our urban areas because of the price of fuel.
I was meeting in Los Angeles with mayor Villaraigosa and I asked him a specific question because I lived there during the Rodney King civil disturbances. [I] said, “How is the mood in the hood based upon the price of gasoline compared to the mood in the hood at the time of the Rodney King disturbances?” He said it’s threshold.
Let us drill or those people will act all crazy again! You know how they can be when it comes to things like this.
And they say environmentalists are alarmist.