National Press Club

Future of Energy Activity in the Gulf of Mexico

Future of Energy Activity in the Gulf of Mexico

August 3, 2012 10:00 AM

Location: Zenger Room

Panel to Discuss Future of Energy Activity in the Gulf of Mexico

Date and Time: Friday, Aug. 3 at 10 a.m.
Place: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th floor

The mandate for ever broader oversight of offshore energy activity in the wake of the April 2010 Macondo spill in the Gulf of Mexico has posed challenges for government and industry alike, often testing the capacity of regulators on the ground while creating less predictability for operators seeking insight into the status of future plans.

Is current offshore policy allowing operators to generate sufficient supply from the Gulf basin, a critical domestic resource responsible for some 28 percent of annual U.S. fossil fuel production? Experts convene for a status check on Gulf energy activity today, and consider prospects over the coming years.

Panel participants:
Michael Bromwich, consultant and former director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, U.S. Department of the Interior

Jennifer Dlouhy, Washington correspondent, Houston Chronicle

Dr. Bernard Weinstein, associate director, Maguire Energy Institute, Southern Methodist University and author of “The Outlook for Energy Production in the Gulf of Mexico: How the Regulatory Risk Premium is Restraining Production” (May 2012)

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