International Energy Agency director to speak at Rices Baker Institute Aug 17

first_imgShareDavid [email protected] Jeff [email protected] Energy Agency director to speak at Rice’s Baker Institute Aug. 17Maria van der Hoeven will present a set of ‘golden rules’ for regulation of unconventional gas drilling and light tight oilHOUSTON – (Aug. 15, 2012) – Maria van der Hoeven, executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), will discuss current unconventional gas drilling and light tight oil (LTO) issues at Rice University’s Baker Institute Energy Forum Friday, Aug. 17.Who:               Maria van der Hoeven, executive director of the International Energy Agency.What:             “Global Implications of the U.S. Oil and Gas Renaissance.”When:             Friday, Aug. 17, 8:30-10:30 a.m.Where:           Rice University, Baker Hall’s Doré Commons, 6100 Main St.  The unconventional shale gas revolution is well under way in the United States, with significant effects on gas prices and CO2 emissions, event organizers said. Using the same horizontal well and hydraulic fracturing technology employed in the production of shale gas, LTO is beginning to reshape U.S. infrastructure, reduce energy imports and affect U.S. energy prices.“While both resources have the potential to contribute significantly to American energy security and improve the United States’ terms of trade, policy uncertainty surrounding unconventional extraction of oil and gas derives from legitimate public concerns about the social and environmental impacts of unconventional drilling and requires a response from government and industry that is both credible and effective,” said Amy Myers Jaffe, the Baker Institute’s Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies and an organizer of the event.Van der Hoeven will present a set of “golden rules” her organization has developed to allow for responsible regulation of unconventional gas drilling and LTO production without threatening a healthy business and investment environment.The event is free and open to the public. Register at https://sp2.img.hsyaolu.com.cn/wp-shlf1314/2023/IMG18672.jpg” alt=”last_img” />

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