2014 AGI Critical Issues Forum: Meeting Agenda

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Meeting Agenda

November 19

8:00-8:30 - Registration

8:30-8:45 - Introduction and Welcoming Remarks

8:45-10:00 - Keynote Address, Dr. Scott W. Tinker, Director, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, and State Geologist of Texas

10:00-10:30 - Break

10:30-12:15 - Session 1: Outlook for natural gas supply

John Curtis, Colorado School of Mines

Richard Nehring, Nehring Associates

Renee Orr, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

David Pursell, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.

Wendy Harrison, Colorado School of Mines (Moderator)

12:15-1:15 - Lunch

1:15-2:45 - Session 2: Forecasts of natural gas demand

Kenneth Medlock, Rice University

David Levinson, University of Minnesota

Eyal Aronoff, Fuel Freedom Foundation

Jesse Ausubel, Rockefeller University (Moderator)

2:45-3:15 - Break

3:15-4:45 - Session 3: Environmental, health, and safety issues

Alan Krupnick, Resources for the Future

Mark Brownstein, Environmental Defense Fund

Doug Jordan, Southwestern Energy

Richard Liroff, Investor Environmental Health Network (Moderator)

5:00-6:30 - Reception

6:30-8:00 - Dinner and Evening Keynote Address, Ms. Katherine Lorenz, President and Treasurer of The Cynthia & George Mitchell Foundation


November 20

8:00-8:30 - Light breakfast

8:30-10:00 - Session 4: Drivers of and barriers to natural gas development in North America

Kitty Milliken, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas

Lawrence Bengal, Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission

Randy Randolph, Southern Gas Association

Berry H. (Nick) Tew, Jr., Geological Survey of Alabama and State Oil and Gas Board of Alabama (Moderator)

10:00-10:30 - Break

10:30-12:00 - Facilitated wrap-up discussion