Tom DiChristopher is an award-winning multimedia journalist who covers energy for CNBC.com. He previously coordinated online coverage of broadcast guests for a number of CNBC's Business Day programs.
DiChristopher joined CNBC.com at the outset of the 2014 crude price downturn and has since reported on the fallout in the U.S. oil patch and abroad. He co-developed CNBC.com's "Crude Realities" series to take an in-depth, data-driven approach to chronicling the upheaval in oil markets. He has also produced breaking news and packaged reports on the network's news desk.
Prior to CNBC, he worked as a commercial real estate reporter and digital producer for The Real Deal.
Christopher holds a B.A. in English from SUNY Albany and an M.A. from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. While there, he was a producer for CUNY TV's news magazine show 219West and a founding producer of the AudioFiles podcast. His work for AudioFiles earned two Mark of Excellence awards from the Society of Professional Journalists.
Prior to studying at CUNY, DiChristopher reported on economic development and contemporary culture in Vietnam as managing editor of AsiaLIFE magazine in Ho Chi Minh City.
U.S. drillers have the ability to double the country's oil production to 20 million barrels a day, but doing so too soon would tank oil prices, Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm said Thursday.
Hamm, who made his fortune by pioneering new drilling methods in North Dakota's Bakken Formation, did not offer a timeline for when this would be possible, but it would certainly be a difficult task. Surging U.S. production since 2008 was largely responsible for creating a global oversupply of oil that sent prices spiraling from more than $100 a barrel to $26 this past winter.