Events | Conference on Natural Gas

Natural Gas Use in Texas and Unconventional Hydrocarbon Production

October 19, 2011
AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center
1900 University Avenue
Austin, TX 78705

Natural gas is a relatively abundant, domestic fuel that is clean at its end-use. If natural gas can be produced in a way that is compatible with society’s environmental objectives, and if the latest resource estimates are accurate, then natural gas represents an important part of the fuel mix. This one-day event discusses the feasibility of increased usage of natural gas in the power, transportation and residential sectors in place of more carbon-intensive fuels.

Sponsored by: The Cynthia & George Mitchell Foundation

Hosted by: Cockrell School of Engineering's Webber Energy Group, McCombs School of Business' Energy Management and Innovation Center, and the Energy Institute 

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Schedule

All events take place at the AT&T Center, 1900 University Avenue, Austin, Texas 78705

 1:00pm-1:30pm                    

NATURAL GAS IN POWER, TRANSPORTATION AND RESIDENTIAL SECTORS
Amphitheater, Room 204
Fred Beach, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy and the Webber Energy Group

 1:30pm-1:50pm  ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF INCREASED USE OF NATURAL GAS
Amphitheater, Room 204
Ramon Alvarez, Senior Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund

Break
 2:00pm-3:15pm

PANEL DISCUSSION WITH INDUSTRY EXPERTS
Amphitheater, Room 204
Moderated by: Rebecca Klein, Chairman, Power Across Texas
Panel: Laura Huffman, Executive Director, The Nature Conservancy
Cheryl Mele, Chief Operating Officer, Austin Energy
Kyle Sawyer, Manager, El Paso Corporation
Ron Zboril, Natural Resources Investment Banking, JPMorgan

Break

 3:30pm-4:15pm 

THE FUTURE OF UNCONVENTIONAL HYDROCARBONS
Amphitheater, Room 204
Chip Groat, Associate Director, The Energy Institute

 4:15pm-4:45pm

CLOSING REMARKS
Amphitheater, Room 204
Bob Gibb, Associate Director, Navigant Consulting

5:00pm RECEPTION
Interior Courtyard

Speakers

  • Fred Beach, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy and the Webber Energy Group
  • Ramon Alvarez, Senior Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Michael Webber, Associate Director, Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy
  • Rebecca Klein, Chairman, Power Across Texas
  • Laura Huffman, Executive Director, The Nature Conservancy
  • Cheryl Mele, Chief Operating Officer, Austin Energy
  • Kyle Sawyer, Manager, El Paso Corporation
  • Ron Zboril, Natural Resources Investment Banking, JPMorgan
  • Charles Groat, Associate Director, The Energy Institute
  • Robert Gibb, Associate Director, Navigant Consulting

Accommodations


AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
1900 University Avenue, Austin, TX 78705
Website: www.meetattexas.com
Phone: (512) 404-3600




Four Seasons Hotel
98 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, Texas 78701
Website:  www.fourseasons.com/austin
Phone: (512) 478-4500





Hilton Austin
500 East 4th Street, Austin, Texas 78701
Website: Click here
Phone: (512) 482-8000 


 

Hyatt Regency Austin
208 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas 78704
Website: www.austin.hyatt.com
Phone: (512) 477-1234






Omni Hotel Austin
700 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, Texas 78701
Website: www.omnihotels.com/austin
Phone: (512) 476-3700





The Stephen F. Austin Inter-continental Hotel
701 Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701
Website: www.austin.intercontinental.com
Phone: (512) 457-8800

Click here for the report An Analysis of the Potential for Expanded Use of Natural Gas in Electrical Power Generation, Transportation, and Direct Use: Texas as a Case Study.

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