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The Shale Gas Revolution - A New Canada/U.S. Economy?

 Lessons Learned and the Road Ahead

Please join us

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
8:00 am - 1:45 pm

Cannon House Office Building Caucus Room
Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

Featuring U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (W.Va) and
Eric Spiegel - President & CEO, Siemens Corporation


8:00 - 8:30 AM
Registration & Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00 AM
Introductory Presentation/Scene-setting
Analysis of shale gas production and technology -- how unconventionals are reshaping the US & global natural gas markets and a look at how demand and production are growing in the current market.

· Guy Caruso - Senior Advisor, Energy and National Security,
Center for Strategic & International Studies

9:00 - 9:30 AM
Morning Keynote - Business Speaker

Eric Spiegel – President and Chief Executive Officer,
Siemens Corporation

10:00 - 10:15 AM
Morning Keynote – Political Speaker

Senator Joe Manchin (W. Va) - Member, Senate Energy &
Natural Resources Committee

10:15-11:30 AM
Panel I - Natural Gas, Water, and the Environment

Natural Gas and Water: What impact does natural gas development in the U.S. and Canada have on water use - both quantity and quality? What can the natural gas industry and the agencies regulating it on both sides of the border learn from what has already been developed? This panel will feature recommendations on sustainable operating practices for shale gas extraction through hydraulic fracturing.

Moderator - Will Kimber - Vice President, Research, Canada West Foundation

Russ Ford - Executive Vice President, Onshore Gas Americas,
Shell Oil
Sherri Stuewer – Vice President, Environmental Policy & Planning, ExxonMobil
Robin Roy – Director, Building Energy & Clean Energy Strategy, NRDC
John Hines – Executive Deputy Secretary, Programs, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Others to be confirmed

11:30-12:45 PM
Panel II - The Impact of Natural Gas – Jobs, the Economy, and North American Competitiveness

What are the implications of the shale gas revolution for U.S. states and Canadian provinces? What lessons can be learned from Canada as U.S. shale fields, such as the Marcellus and Utica shales, are further developed?

What role can North American natural gas development play in economic growth and job creation? Will the further exploitation of natural gas mean a renewed manufacturing sector in the U.S. and Canada?

Moderator - Pete Sheffield – Vice President, Energy Policy & Government Affairs, Spectra Energy

Seth Roberts - Director of Energy and Climate Change Policy, DOW
Steve Rowlan - General Manager of Environmental Affairs, Nucor Steel
Dave McCurdy - President & CEO, American Gas Association
Others to be confirmed

12:45-1:45 PM
Luncheon and Keynote Political Speaker

Senator Mary Landrieu – Member, Senate Energy &
Natural Resources Committee (invited)

Thank you to our event sponsors:

American Gas Association – ExxonMobil – Shell Canada – Spectra Energy – TransCanada

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