All claims to the contrary, the oil and natural gas industry is not dying a slow death, according to one of the energy world’s leading thought leaders.

Master storyteller Daniel Yergin, more often the inquirer, had much to share with NGI in a recent conversation about the state of the oil and gas world, the transition to net-zero carbon and what may happen after the November elections.

Yergin is in the spotlight with the release of his newest book, “The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations,” which arrived in September at a riveting time for the oil and gas world. 

Energy fans perhaps came to know the energy chronicler from “The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power,” a best seller that won a Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction in 1992....