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2014

September

Christine Tezak
Managing Director of ClearView Energy Partners, LLC 
"Implications of the EPA Clean Power Plan for Natural Gas Markets"

July
Janet McCabe
Acting Assistant Administrator for
EPA's Office of Air and Radiation
"Overview of the EPA's Proposed Clean Power Plan"

Immediately following lunch the Natural Gas Roundtable will host the Washington, DC premier of  the film "Breaking Free: How the US is reducing its carbon footprint while increasing its GDP." 

June
The Honorable William P. Doyle
Commissioner, Federal Maritime Commission
"Natural Gas: LNG, NGL, LPG, Exports, Transportation & The Panama Canal" 

June
The Natural Gas Roundtable and Senate Natural Gas Caucus Luncheon
Hart Senate Office Building
Speakers: 
U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)
U.S. Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY)

April
Adam Sieminski

Administrator
U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

March
The Honorable Cheryl A. LaFleur
Acting Chairman
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

February
Chris Faulkner
Founder, President & CEO
Breitling Energy Corporation
The Fracking Truth
How to Safely Manage the Process and the Impact on the U.S. and the World

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2013

November
Joseph H. McClelland
Director, Office of Energy Infrastructure Security (OEIS)
FERC

October
Randall Luthi
President, National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA)
“Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration and Development –
Who, What, Where, When and Why?”

 September

Rayburn House Office Building - Rooms B-338 & B-339

Guest Speakers:  The Co-chairs of the House Natural Gas Caucus

Congressman Tom Reed (R-NY)

Congressman Gene Green (D-TX)

Congressman Glenn "GT" Thompson (R-PA)

Congressman Jim Costa (D-CA)

 July
Distributed Generation and Natural Gas

A Winning Team for Affordable Power, Resilient Infrastructure and the Environment

Speakers:   

Steve Zilonis, Chairman of the World Alliance for Decentralized Energy and Vice President of Dresser-Rand
Janet Peace, Vice President, Markets and Business Strategies, Center for     Climate and Energy Solutions

Rick Murphy, Managing Director, American Gas Association

 

June
The Honorable Byron Dorgan
Senior Fellow
Energy Project
Bipartisan Policy Center

Sen. Dorgan served as a congressman and senator for North Dakota for 30 years before retiring from the Senate in 2011. As a BPC senior fellow, Sen. Dorgan co-chairs its Energy Project. He will discuss recent BPC reports including New Dynamics of the U.S. Natural Gas Market (May 2013), which found that the domestic price of natural gas is unlikely to rise substantially under a variety of scenarios, including those with increased demand across multiple sectors.

May
Martin J. Durbin
President and CEO
America's Natural Gas Alliance
Martin (Marty) J. Durbin is President and Chief Executive Officer of America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA), representing North America’s largest independent natural gas exploration and production companies.  In this role, Mr. Durbin oversees ANGA’s work with industry, governmental and consumer stakeholders to promote the increased use of America’s natural gas resources for a cleaner and more secure energy future. 

 April
The Honorable Tony Clark
Commissioner
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Commissioner Tony Clark is serving his first term on the Commission, having been nominated by President Obama and sworn in on June 15, 2012. A Republican, he is serving out a five-year term that expires June 30, 2016.
Commissioner Clark formerly served as a member of the North Dakota Public Service Commission, most recently as Chairman of the Commission. The office is a statewide elective office, and Commissioner Clark was first elected to the PSC in 2000.

March
John E. Shelk
President and Chief Executive Officer
Electric Power Supply Association (EPSA)
“Power and Gas: Challenges for Competition and Coordination”
John E. Shelk has been President and CEO of the Electric Power Supply Association, the national trade association representing leading competitive electricity suppliers, since 2005.  Mr. Shelk is responsible for EPSA’s overall management and strategic direction, including legislative affairs, regulatory policy and public affairs.  He served as a counsel to the House Energy and Commerce Committee after which he has held a series of positions in the private sector with increasing responsibility. 

February
The Honorable Lee Terry
United States House of Representatives
Jobs, Energy Security and the Economy:
"The Role Natural Gas will Play in America's Future"
Congressman Terry currently serves as the Chairman of the Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Subcommittee, and also serves on the Energy and Power Subcommittee and the Communications and Technology Subcommittee. Congressman Terry’s top priorities have included balancing the budget, reducing our nation's dependence on hostile regimes for energy, and reforming our government to be more effective, responsive and much more responsible.

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2012

November
Jeffrey M. Kissel
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Gas Company (Hawaii Gas)
“Hawaii Gas’ LNG Project”
Mr. Kissel became president and chief executive officer of The Gas Company in December 2007. He came to the company from the energy and engineering industries with experience in oil trading, commodity risk management, and large scale construction in the US and abroad. Prior to joining the Gas Company he worked with companies in North America, Europe and Asia in global finance, operations and growth strategy.

October
Breakfast
Senator the Hon. Kevin C. Ramnarine
Minister of Energy and Energy Affairs, Trinidad and Tobago
“Natural Gas Trade in the Atlantic Basin

On June 27th 2011, Senator Kevin Ramnarine was appointed the Minister of Energy and Energy Affairs of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Prior to this, he held the office of Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs from May 2010 to June 2011.

Lunch
Randall Luthi
President, National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA)
“Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration and Development –
Who, What, Where, When and Why?”
Mr. Randall Luthi became President of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) on March 1, 2010. Mr. Luthi served as the Director of the Minerals Management Service (MMS) at DOI from July 2007 through January 2009.  Mr. Luthi oversaw offshore lease sales and collection and distribution to the States and Federal government of mineral revenues and royalties. He also oversaw the expansion of a renewable energy office at MMS, which manages development of wind, wave and current energy in the U.S. oceans.

 July
Alan S. Armstrong
President and Chief Executive Officer
Williams
“Infrastructure: The Overlooked Critical Element to the Natural Gas Renaissance”
Mr. Armstrong became president and chief executive officer of Williams in January 2011. Previously he served as President of Williams’ Midstream business unit and olefins businesses in Canada and the United States. Additionally, Armstrong serves as chairman of the board and chief executive officer for Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE:WPZ), the master limited partnership that  owns most of Williams’ gas pipeline and domestic midstream assets.

June
Heather Zichal
Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change
“Natural Gas, the Environment and Economy – Views from the Obama Administration”
Ms. Zichal served as the Policy Director for Energy, Environment and Agriculture for Senator Obama’s presidential campaign and on the transition team.  She previously served as the Legislative Director to Senator John Kerry after being responsible for energy and environment policies on his 2004 campaign.

 May
Calvin M. Dooley
President and Chief Executive Officer
American Chemistry Council (ACC)
“The Impact of Increased Natural Gas Production on the US Chemical Industry”
Mr. Dooley has been the President and CEO of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), since September 2008. Prior to joining ACC, Mr. Dooley served as President and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and as a member of Congress representing the 20th District of California. 

 April
Honorable Cheryl A. LaFleur
Commissioner
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Commissioner Cheryl A. LaFleur was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and confirmed by the U.S. Senate for a term that ends in June 2014.
Commissioner LaFleur has more than 20 years experience as a leader in the electric and natural gas industry.  Commissioner LaFleur is a frequent speaker on energy issues, particularly reliability and grid security, transmission planning, and enabling clean energy resources. She is a member of the NARUC Committees on Electricity and Critical Infrastructure.  

March
Jeff C. Wright
FERC Director of the Office of Energy Projects
LNG Export, Shale Gas and other Project Developments
Mr. Wright is the Director of the Office of Energy Projects at FERC and has been a member of the Office of Energy Projects since its inception in 2000.  Previously, Mr. Wright joined the Commission in 1979 and served as project manager on many applications to site natural gas pipelines and storage facilities. 

February
Ambassador C. Boyden Gray
Mr. Gray is the former Ambassador to the European Union (2006-2007) and former Special Envoy for Eurasian Energy Diplomacy (2008-2009). He also served as former Special Envoy for European Union Affairs (2008-2009) and as White House Counsel in the administration of President George H.W. Bush (1989-1993).

 
 

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