Samantha Lang is a Research Assistant at the Center on Global Energy Policy. She is currently pursuing her master of public administration in environmental science and policy at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. She supports the Natural Gas Research Initiative and assists in research regarding how natural gas can be used in the energy transition. Prior to attending Columbia, she worked in financial services, where she specialized in profitability analysis of fixed-income portfolios, working with large and complex data sets to analyze and interpret fund performance.
The transportation sector is responsible for more than half of global oil demand, with passenger vehicles and trucks making up by far the largest fraction.