In-Depth Research & ReportsJul 21, 2021
Brief 3: Hydrogen transportation and storage
By Cynthia Quarterman
This third brief in the Atlantic Council’s hydrogen policy sprint discusses pathways for hydrogen transportation and storage infrastructure development in the United States.
EnergySourceMay 13, 2021
Colonial Pipeline attack demonstrates that a more coherent cybersecurity strategy is necessary
By Cynthia Quarterman
With the announcement that the Colonial Pipeline will reopen soon, the short-term effect of the Colonial cyberattack on gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, and other refined petroleum product prices is likely to be mildly escalatory and short-lived, but it exposes the soft underbelly of the nation’s critical energy infrastructure and the need for a more robust cybersecurity strategy to protect it.
Cynthia Quarterman is a distinguished fellow with the Global Energy Center at the Atlantic Council. Quarterman served as the administrator of the US Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) from 2009 until 2014. She has been a key policymaker in energy development, safety, environmental and transportation issues since the Clinton administration.
Throughout her expert handling of complicated issues, including deep-water oil and gas exploration and production, mineral and energy-related royalty collection, liquefied national gas facilities, and the truck, rail, and pipeline transportation of the nation’s new chemical and energy bounty, Quarterman has been a steadfast advocate for responsible energy development and prudent regulations. Quarterman served as the head of PHMSA during the Obama administration and as director of the former Minerals Management Service during the Clinton administration. She has also served in numerous other capacities within the Department of the Interior and was a member of the Obama administration transition team at the Department of Energy. In addition to extensive experience within the federal government, Quarterman was also previously a partner in the Washington office of Steptoe and Johnson LLP, where her practice focused on issues related to transportation and energy.