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Past Events:

"Energy Sector Outlook"

Thursday, May 7, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET


Bob Brackett, SVP and Senior Research Analyst, North American Oil & Gas Exploration & Production, Sanford C. Bernstein

Mark Finley, Fellow in Energy and Global Oil, Rice University's Baker Institute

Moderator: Mine Yücel, CBE, SVP and Senior Research Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Join us for this discussion of the current outlook for the energy sector and financial environment for energy companies amid COVID-19.

"Impact of the Coronavirus on the Global Oil Market"

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET


Ed Morse, Managing Director, Global Head of Commodity Research, Citi Group

Amy Jaffe, David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment and Director of the Program on Energy Security and Climate Change, Council on Foreign Relations

Moderator: Marianne Kah, Senior Research Scholar, Columbia University's Center on Global Energy Policy; NABE Energy Roundtable Co-Chair

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has already had a large impact on the global oil market, reducing oil demand in China and continuing to reduce global oil demand through lower economic growth. U.S. West Texas Intermediate oil prices were $63 per barrel at the beginning of January 2020 and have already fallen rapidly as oil producers initiated a price war to defend market share at risk. 

This webinar will address the possible scenarios of coronavirus diffusion and recovery, and the impact they would have on oil markets. What will be the impact on global oil demand, and how will U.S. and OPEC oil producers react? The webinar will also address how the coronavirus could impact long-term trends in oil demand, moving the world closer to peak oil demand. 


Speaker Presentation (PDF):

"Oil Market Outlook"

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET


Michael Cohen, Chief Economist, Director and Head of Commodities Research, Barclays
Jonathan Millar, Director and Senior U.S. Economist, Barclays


Marianne Kah, Senior Research Scholar, Columbia University's Center on Global Energy Policy; Co-Chair, NABE Energy Roundtable

This appears to be a pivotal time, where oil prices have responded mainly to supply-side conditions through much of 2018 but recently began to factor in the potential for slowing economic and demand growth.  Policy uncertainty has moved to the front and center, with: 

U.S. sanctions on Iran (and temporary waivers);
Saudi Arabian and OPEC production decisions (given Trump lobbying for lower oil prices and the Khashoggi affair);
Russian oil production policy and trends;
U.S. tight oil production and infrastructure constraints, increasingly evident in the discount of U.S. crude prices below international levels;
U.S. crude exports transitioning without China as a buyer; and,
Regulatory changes with tightening marine sulfur regulations on January 1, 2020, that may impact diesel demand and prices.

Please join a NABE Energy Roundtable webinar on Tuesday, December 11 at 11:00 AM Eastern to hear about the outlook for oil prices and its impact on the U.S. and global economies. 

Speaker Presentations (PDF):


"Blockchain in Energy Trading"

Thursday, May 17, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET


Daniel Eisner, Co-Founder, OilCoin
Veronica Garcia, CEO and Founder, BitLumens


Tomicah Tillemann, Chairman, Global Blockchain Business Council; Co-Founder, Blockchain Trust Accelerator; Board Advisor, BitFury Group

This webinar is intended to explore various ways blockchain technology can be used in energy trading. Blockchain technology has the potential to change the way energy is traded. Energy and commodity companies execute thousands of transactions per day through a complex maze of multiple systems. Blockchain technology has the capacity to streamline energy trading with the result of significant market efficiency and cost savings. It can also help make energy more accessible to developing countries and even individuals.

The webinar will be moderated by Dr. Tomicah Tillemann who is the chairman of the Global Blockchain Business Council, a co-founder of the Blockchain Trust Accelerator, and a member of the Advisory Board of the BitFury Group, a leading full-service blockchain company. Dr. Tillemann will be joined by Veronica Garcia, chief executive officer and founder of BitLumens, and Daniel Eisner, co-founder of OilCoin.


Speaker Bios:

Daniel Eisner, Co-Founder, OilCoin
Daniel Eisner was a co-founder of OilCoin, the world’s first legally compliant cryptocurrency backed by oil reserves.  He was also a former Senior Partner and Head of Private Equity Practice at DLA Piper. He attended the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and Northwestern University School of Law.

Veronica GarciaCEO and Founder, BitLumens

Veronica Garcia founded BitLumens in 2017.  It brings solar power and water to rural areas in developing countries using Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain technology. She was an investment consultant at Credit Suisse and UBS for Latin American Asset Managers and has done extensive research focused on renewable technologies and on quantifying investment needs to reach country targets for renewable power generation.


"Impact of a Border Adjustment Tax on Energy Markets"

Thursday, May 18, 2017
2:00pm - 3:00pm ET


Kurt Barrow, Vice President of Oil Markets, Midstream and Downstream, IHS Markit
Ted Loch-Temzelides, Professor of Economics and Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies Scholar, Rice University


Joel Prakken, Senior Managing Director and Co-Founder, Macroeconomic Advisers

The Republican tax reform Blueprint contains a border adjustment tax (BAT) to pay for lowering tax rates. This webinar focuses on the potential impact of a BAT on oil and natural gas markets and energy prices. This webinar will address the following key questions:

  • Do foreign exchange movements fully offset any oil and natural gas price changes?
  • What is the impact on domestic and global oil and natural gas prices?
  • How much of this tax would be passed through to U.S. energy consumers?
  • What is the impact on domestic oil and natural gas demand?
  • What is the impact on different segments of the oil and gas value chains (e.g., crude oil and natural gas production, refining, midstream)?
  • Are there different geographic impacts within the U.S.?
  • What impact would it have on North American energy trade?
  • How will producers outside the United States respond?

Kurt Barrow, Vice President of Oil Markets, Midstream and Downstream, IHS Markit
Mr. Kurt Barrow is Vice President of Oil Markets, Midstream and Downstream for IHS Energy. In addition to leading those services, he provides technical, commercial and strategic advice to a range of clients in the midstream and downstream petroleum and biofuels space. Formerly a vice president with Purvin & Gertz (acquired by IHS in 2011), Mr. Barrow leads a research and consulting team that specializes in mergers and acquisitions, crude oil and refined products, market analysis, strategic analysis and technical assessments. Mr. Barrow began his career at the Exxon Baytown Refinery in various engineering and planning roles. He also worked in Singapore for Purvin & Gertz for six years. He was the lead author of the Purvin & Gertz pricing and margins module for the Global Petroleum Market Outlook service and the director of the "Residual Fuel Market Outlook" study.

Ted Loch-TemzelidesProfessor of Economics and Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies Scholar, Rice University
Ted Loch-Temzelides is a Professor of Economics, a Rice Scholar in Energy Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, and the Master of Martel College at Rice University. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and has previously taught at the University of Minnesota, the Tippie College of Business at The University of Iowa, the University of Pittsburgh, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and the European University Institute. He has previously worked for the Federal Reserve and held visiting scholar appointments at the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the Central Bank of Portugal. He currently serves on the editorial board of Economic Theory and on the Board of Directors of the French-American Chamber of Commerce-Houston Chapter.
Professor Loch-Temzelides's current research program concentrates on the intersection between macroeconomics, energy, and financial economics. He studies the effects of innovation in renewable and fossil energy production on economic growth and on energy independence. He also investigates the design of efficient environmental policies and that of European Union policies related to Energy, Banking, and Financial Markets. He has been published in some of the leading economics journals in his fields, including Econometrica, the Journal of Political Economy, the American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, and the Journal of Monetary Economics.


"U.S. Oil Production: Where to Next?"

Thursday, July 14, 2016
2:00pm -3:00pm ET



Raoul LeBlanc, Managing Director, IHS Energy
David Pursell, Managing Director, Head of Macro Research, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.

LeBlanc PresentationPursell Presentation 


Marianne Kah, Chief Economist, ConocoPhillips


The global market is moving, if slowly, from supply glut toward a rough balance. US oil producers have emerged as a central driver in this rebalancing, with lower oil prices and less investment bringing about declines in domestic oil production in recent months. This webinar seeks to offer insights on how US onshore oil production will evolve, including:

  • How fast and to how far will US oil production move down in response to lower prices? To what extent is there further room for US onshore costs to fall and productivity to rise? How much re-inflation of  costs will there be as activity ramps back up?
  • Will lags in the availability of labor and equipment hinder an eventual rebound in US oil production? Will access to capital be an issue?
  • To what extent will companies operating in the US onshore—and their financial backers—be more cautious than in the “boom” years of 2011-14?
  • Looking ahead to 2018 and beyond, how much of the “hole” left by lower investment in big, longer-lead time oil projects will US oil production be able to fill?

Registration is FREE for NABE members and the public.

Speaker Bios:


Raoul LeBlanc, Managing Director, IHS Energy

Mr. LeBlanc has extensive expertise on issues related to North American oil production, independent producers and upstream assets.  Prior to IHS he was a partner at PFC Energy, head of Strategic Planning at Anadarko Petroleum and a Senior Oil Analyst at Energy Security Analysis.


David Pursell, Managing Director, Head of Macro Research, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.

Mr. Pursell is responsible for TPH’s analysis of global oil & gas markets, including supply/demand modeling and rigcount/production relationships.  Prior to this he was a Director of Upstream Research at Simmons & Company

“Natural Gas in the U.S.: Growth, Transition, or Forgotten Fuel"

Thursday, February 4, 2016 
2:00 PM ET / 11:00 PT

Speakers: Ken Medlock, the James A. Baker, III, and Susan G. Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics
and Senior Director of the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University
Kevin Petak, Vice President of ICF International and expert in gas market modeling

Moderator: Marianne Kah, Chief Economist for Corporate Planning & Development at ConocoPhillips and co-chair of NABE Energy Roundtable

Presentations: Medlock (PDF) | Petak (PDF)

There are a number of uncertainties with regards to what role natural gas will play in the U.S. energy mix going forward.  This webinar will feature the perspectives of two expert panelists as they explore those uncertainties from both the supply and demand side. 

On the supply side, we will hear from Ken Medlock about the abundance of U.S. shale resources and a sustainable rate of gas production in 2020 and 2030.  He will also address the cost of this gas supply, how Henry Hub gas prices will be set, and, in terms of trade, how much LNG the U.S. will be able to export given the rising surplus in the international gas market and likely demand from Mexico.  

On the demand side, Kevin Petak will address the role of natural gas in the power sector, the impact of renewables growth and the Clean Power Plan on natural gas use, and whether industrial demand has lived up to its expectations.

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"Key Energy Developments Across South America”


Thursday, June 11 
2:00 PM ET / 11:00 PT

Speakers: Jeremy Martin, Institute of the Americas and UCSD 
Yvonne Sisler, Garrett Energy, LLC

Moderator: Heather Scott, Washington Bureau Chief, MNI / Deutsche Börse Group

Presentations:  Martin.pdf |  Sisler.pdf

The NABE Energy Roundtable will host a webinar entitled "Key Energy Developments Across South America" on Thursday, June 11 at 2 PM ET (11 AM PT). Across South America, energy balances and resource development have the power to influence global markets; country-level political and fiscal conditions can also have an impact. Brazil has gained attention for conventional oil and gas exploration, but it also faces stagnant economic growth and a weakened credit rating.  Neighboring Argentina is promoting international shale development but is mired in recession. Alternative and renewable energy programs, with notable efforts in Brazil and Argentina, hinge on capacity for investment and investor confidence. Cross-border trade and energy interconnections have grown in fits and starts, and they continue to alter the energy and geopolitical dynamics for governments and investors.  Yvonne Sisler, Garrett Energy, LLC, will discuss national oil company developments, international investor concerns, and cross border integration issues for fuels and power. Jeremy Martin, Institute of the Americas and UCSD, will address geopolitical challenges and opportunities for energy in South America.

Registration is FREE for NABE members and the public.




Speaker Bios

Yvonne Sisler Principal and Senior Consultant Garrett Energy, LLC 
Yvonne Sisler is the Principal and Senior Consultant of Garrett Energy. Garrett Energy, founded in 2011, provides tailored engagement and analysis on the energy and political dynamics of global energy producers and consumers. Prior to founding Garrett Energy, Yvonne was a Senior Consultant at PFC Energy where she served in various positions since 1991. Her responsibilities included a focus on the National Oil Companies (NOCs), geopolitics in Latin America and the Middle East, government engagement strategies, organization structure, and business development. Yvonne’s work with PFC Energy included time as lead representative in South America and experience working with clients from Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela and Colombia.

Jeremy Martin Director, Energy Program, Institute of the Americas 
Jeremy Martin is the director of the Energy Program at the Institute of the Americas, an inter-American public policy think tank located at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). The Institute of the Americas Energy Program works to foster a deeper understanding of the most critical energy issues facing the Western Hemisphere.   Jeremy spends his time delving into the geopolitics of energy and closely following energy industry trends and policy issues across the Americas, and is a frequent commentator and writer on Latin American and energy issues. Jeremy has testified before the US Congress on energy issues in Latin America and also serves as Curator of the energy section of the US-Mexico Network, an online forum hosted by the University of Southern California (USC).   Thanks to his upbringing, he is a diehard Red Sox fan, Civil War buff, and news junkie. Jeremy graduated with honors in History from The Citadel in Charleston, SC and a Masters in International Affairs/International Development from the American University in Washington, DC. He has yet to achieve his lifelong dream of being a Stand-Up Comic.




Past Events


"The Channels of Impact for Lower Oil Prices"



Thursday, April 2

2:00pm - 3:00pm ET


Dr. Joel Prakken, Senior Managing Director and Co-founder, Macroeconomic Advisers and former President, NABE Lou Pugliaresi, President, Energy Policy Research Foundation


Sara Banaszak, ExxonMobil

Slide presentation (PDF)

The NABE Energy Roundtable will present a webinar titled "The Channels of Impact for Declined Oil Price." This webinar will take place on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 3 PM EST. The webinar will address the implications for the US economy of the recent decline in energy prices, including impacts on consumer prices and spending, capital expenditures in the energy sector, and GDP. The session will begin with a scene-setting review of the forces behind the oil price decline and headline impacts in the energy industry. At Macroeconomic Advisers (, Dr. Prakken's work covers a range of topics including tax reform, budget policy, monetary policy, and the impact of technology on productivity. Mr. Pugliaresi's leadership of EPRINC ( involves objective and technical analysis of energy economics and policy issues with special emphasis on oil, natural gas, and petroleum product markets.

Registration is FREE for NABE members, $20 for others.


“Russian Energy Dynamics and Regional Implications”

Thursday, January 15 
10:00 AM ET


Dr. Tatiana Mitrova, Head of Oil & Gas Department, Energy Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences  

Mitrova Slide Presentation (PDF) 


David Pumphrey, Senior Associate, Energy and National Security Program, Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)

The NABE Energy Roundtable will present a webinar titled “Russian Energy Dynamics and Regional Implications.”  This webinar will take place on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 10 AM EST.  The webinar plans to address the near-term and long-term outlooks for Russian oil and gas with emphasis on both European and Asian interconnections, and the economic, geopolitical, technological, and financial implications.  Dr. Mitrova conducts leading analysis of Russian and global energy markets and policy, and has broad experience working with Russian ministries and energy companies (Gazprom, Rosneft, RAO UES, TNK-BP).  Moderating the discussion will be David Pumphrey, who has extensive experience in international energy security issues and served at the Department of Energy as deputy assistant secretary for international energy cooperation. 

Registration is FREE for NABE members, $20 for others.

Podcast available for NABE members.  Download the podcast


“The Issues and Impacts of U.S. Crude Oil Exports”

Tuesday, July 29 2:00 PM ET

Speakers: Kevin Book, ClearView Energy Partners, LLC Jamie Webster, IHS

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The NABE Energy Roundtable will present a webinar titled “The Issues and Impacts of U.S. Crude Oil Exports.” This webinar will take place on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 2 PM EST.

In early 2014, U.S. crude oil exports have risen to levels not seen since in 15 years.  The steady growth in crude oil exports over the past 4 to 5 years is occurring despite the governance of strict regulations, which partly explains why almost all of this oil is flowing to Canada.  At the same time, a number of studies and oil producers are calling for more flexibility to export crude oil, arguing that benefits would flow from this change – IHS has published one of these studies.  In late June (June 24), the media revealed that the Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), which regulates crude oil exports, had issued two private rulings to two different oil producers, confirming that processes used by these companies constitute sufficient oil processing, such that the output is considered petroleum product and no longer requires special crude oil export permits.  How will definitions of crude oil and petroleum products impact liquid hydrocarbon exports going forward?

What is the policy governing crude oil exports, where is it headed and what are the economic and energy sector implications of the U.S. exporting  crude oil?  Jamie Webster will speak about an economic study of exports, “US Crude Oil Export Decision,” while Kevin Book will speak to policies and the evolving policy/political landscape.  Join us to hear what will happen to major increases in U.S. oil production.

Registration is FREE for NABE members, $20 for others.

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Speaker Bios

Kevin Book (Speaker/Moderator) Managing Director, Research

ClearView Energy Partners, LLC


Mr. Book heads the research team at ClearView Energy Partners, LLC, an independent research firm that serves institutional investors and corporate strategists. Mr. Book’s primary coverage areas include oil, natural gas, coal and refined products.

Mr. Book appears frequently within print and broadcast media, contributes to policy forums convened by government and private organizations and meets with top Washington decision-makers. Mr. Book has also testified before several House and Senate Committee.

Mr. Book is also a member of the National Petroleum Council, a self-funded advisory body to the Secretary of Energy, and a nonresident Senior Associate with the Energy and National Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Prior to co-founding ClearView, Mr. Book worked as a senior energy analyst for a national investment bank. He holds an M.A. in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a B.A. in economics from Tufts University.


Jamie Webster Director, IHS Energy

Jamie Webster joins IHS from recently acquired PFC Energy, where he was a Senior Director and led PFC Energy’s Market Intelligence Service, which examined geopolitics, economics, and supply/demand in the context of their effect on global oil prices. Mr. Webster leads IHS short-term crude market analysis and studies issues related to the growth of US production and its potential impact on global oil markets. He has also examined global energy security in light of changes in energy flows. His team works within the Markets and Country Strategies practice, which provides guidance to companies and governments on the impacts of aboveground energy and market risks. Mr. Webster has spoken on global energy issues for the Aspen Institute, CNBC’s “Power Lunch,” CNN’s “The Situation Room,” ABC’s “World News Tonight,” and Al-Jazeera and has been quoted in The New York Times, Financial Times, and Bloomberg. Previously he worked for Argus Media, where he led a business unit focused on the interfuel dynamics of US power generation markets and how they would be impacted by economics and policy choices. Earlier he was with Beacon Energy, where he developed energy infrastructure projects in North America and Europe.

“The Economics of Vehicles and Engine Technology”

Wednesday, July 16
2:00 PM ET

John German, ICCT German.pdf 
Steve Tam, ACT  Tam.pdf

Arun Raha, Eaton

The NABE Energy and Transportation Roundtables will jointly present a webinar titled “The Economics of Vehicles and Engine Technology.” This webinar will take place on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 2 PM EST. The webinar plans to address how the evolution of technologies and their economics will play a key role in determining the composition of energy demand for personal vehicles and commercial transportation in the coming decades. Steve Tam, Vice President at ACT Research Company, will speak to the adoption of natural gas as a fuel source for truck transportation. John German, Senior Fellow with the International Council for Clean Transportation, will speak about the economics of conventional and advanced technologies in passenger cars, including real-world considerations and international perspectives.

Registration is FREE for NABE members and the public.



Speaker Bios

John German
Senior Fellow, International Council for Clean Transportation
John German is a Senior Fellow for the International Council for Clean Transportation, with primarily primary responsibility for technology innovation and U.S. policy development.

Mr. German has been involved with advanced technology and efficiency since joining Chrysler in 1976, where he spent 8 years in Powertrain Engineering working on fuel economy issues. He then spent 13 years doing research and writing regulations for EPA’s Office of Mobile Sources’ laboratory in Ann Arbor, MI. Prior to joining ICCT five 5 years ago, he spent 11 years as Manager of Environmental and Energy Analyses for American Honda Motor Company, with an emphasis on being a liaison between Honda’s R&D people team in Japan and regulatory affairs. Mr. German is the author of a book on hybrid gasoline-electric vehicles published by SAE and a variety of technical papers, including the future of hybrid vehicles, technology costs and benefits, consumer valuation of fuel savings, feebates, and light truck trends. He was the first recipient of the Barry D. McNutt award, presented annually by SAE for Excellence in Automotive Policy Analysis.

He has a bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of Michigan and got over half way through an MBA before he came to his senses.

Steve Tam
Vice President - Commercial Vehicle Sector, ACT Research Co., LLC
After receiving his B.S. from Indiana University, Steve spent seven years in various accounting positions at two Fortune 500 companies before joining ACT Research in 2000. He was promoted to his current position in October 2008. Mr. Tam has been involved in the commercial vehicle industry since 1993. He is ACT’s principal light and medium vehicle market analyst. Some of his other responsibilities include project and database management; and collection, analysis, and reporting of specialty data series, such as private and publicly traded carrier and used truck data. He also gives presentations to private companies as well as industry organizations and is frequently quoted in industry publications, newspapers and business periodicals.

“Will US Oil and Gas Growth Be Slowed by Infrastructure Constraints?”

Thursday, May 1
11:00 AM ET


Dena E. Wiggins, President and CEO, Natural Gas Supply Association, moderator
Kevin Petak,  Vice President of Fuel Markets Analysis, ICF International 
Lou Pugliaresi, President, Energy Policy Research Foundation, Inc.

The NABE Energy Roundtable will present a webinar titled “Will US Oil and Gas Growth Be Slowed by Infrastructure Constraints?” This webinar will take place on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 11 AM EST. Lou Pugliaresi, President of the Energy Policy Research Foundation, Inc. (,  and Kevin Petak, Vice President of Fuel Markets Analysis at ICF International (, will speak to existing and needed infrastructure to support US oil and gas production, including the market outlook, investment needs, options for transporting growing production, as well as the potential constraints and their impact. Dena E. Wiggins, President and CEO, Natural Gas Supply Association, will moderate the discussion. The role of energy infrastructure plays a significant role in determining the size of US production growth and its contribution to the economy, and is also a focus of President Obama’s Quadrennial Energy Review.


Registration is FREE for NABE members, $20 for others.

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Speaker Bios

Kevin Petak
Vice President, Fuel Markets Analysis, ICF International
Kevin Petak, Vice President of Fuel Markets Analysis in ICF International has almost 30 years of experience in the energy industry. He has directed numerous energy market analyses to support strategic planning needs at energy companies. The analyses have investigated the impact of oil and gas production, gas storage, LNG exports, and pipeline expansions on gas prices, the effect of weather and oil prices on gas markets, and the impact of carbon control strategies on markets. These analyses have been widely used to support facilities/fuels/contracts management and planning, mergers and acquisitions, investment decisions, risk management, and hedge strategies.

Mr. Petak has directed market modeling for the National Petroleum Council, America’s Natural Gas Alliance, the American Gas Foundation, and the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America. In addition, he recently directed ICF’s natural gas modeling work for the Canadian Energy Research Institutes’ Natural Gas Pathways Project. Much of Mr. Petak’s work focuses on projecting market growth, supply, and prices for North American natural gas markets by using ICF’s Gas Market Model, a comprehensive gas modeling system that he developed. The ICF model is also the primary tool used for ICF’s gas market subscription services, which Mr. Petak manages. In the past few years, Mr. Petak has completed a number of studies that have focused on the amount of natural gas supply and infrastructure that is likely to be developed under different scenarios, and on the economic impacts of the investments. More recent work has looked at the development of NGL and oil markets and potential development opportunities for those markets. Mr. Petak has a M.S. in Business from the University of Texas at Dallas and a B.S. in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.


Lucian Pugliaresi 
Lucian (Lou) Pugliaresi is President of the Energy Policy Research Foundation (EPRINC). EPRINC was founded in 1944 and is a not-for-profit organization that studies energy economics and policy issues with special emphasis on oil, natural gas, and petroleum product markets. . EPRINC has taken an active role in evaluating the scope and benefits of the North American petroleum renaissance and has been retained by the U.S. Department of Defense to evaluate the potential of new domestic oil and gas supplies to alter the U.S. strategic outlook. EPRINC publications on developments in U.S. and international petroleum markets are made available at the foundation’s website,
Mr.Pugliaresi has served in a wide range of government posts, including the National Security Council at the White House (Reagan Administration), Departments of State, Energy, and Interior, as well as the EPA. He has written extensively on energy and frequently testifies before various committees of the U.S. Congress. His career in the federal government included central policy roles in the development of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, decontrol of domestic crude oil and gasoline prices, nuclear nonproliferation, offshore oil and gas leasing on federal lands, U.S. trade policy, environmental regulations, energy security, and U.S./Soviet relations.

 “EPA GHG Regulation and the Power Sector”

Tuesday, November 19
2:00pm ET


Emily Fisher, EEI
Jack Ihle, Xcel Energy

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Sara Banaszak,  Exxon Mobil Corporation


The NABE Energy Roundtable announces that it will present a webinar titled “EPA GHG Regulation and the Power Sector.”  This webinar will take place on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 2 PM EST.  Emily Fisher from Edison Electric Institute and Jack Ihle from Xcel Energy will speak to the legal, regulatory, and implementation considerations of:  1) EPA’s recently proposed regulations for new sources of carbon pollution from new power plants; and 2) plans to issue draft regulations governing carbon pollution from existing power plants.  Sara Banaszak from ExxonMobil will moderate the webinar. 

Registration is free for NABE members, $20 for others.



Speaker Bios

Emily Sanford Fisher is the Associate General Counsel, Energy & Environment, for the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) in Washington, D.C. Her primary areas of responsibility include energy and environmental regulation, with a focus on climate change, air quality, electric vehicles and energy efficiency. Emily is the co-chair of EEI's Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Work Group, which addresses technical, legal and regulatory issues related to the development and deployment of integrated CCS projects. Previously she worked at the law firms Dewey Ballantine LLP and Dickstein Shapiro LLP in Washington, D.C. representing investor owned utilities and independent power producers in a range of regulatory proceedings before the FERC and the SEC. Prior to joining EEI in 2007, Emily was a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State.

Jack Ihle is Director of Environmental Policy at Xcel Energy Inc., a U.S. investor-owned electricity and natural gas company with regulated operations in eight Midwestern and Western states.  Jack is responsible for advancing Xcel Energy’s environmental policies and ensuring the company’s policy positions create value for the corporation, its customers and its many stakeholders.  His department designs and advocates for federal and state policies related to the environment, air quality, climate change, and renewable energy.  Jack previously worked in energy consulting with IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates and with Platts Research & Consulting. Jack holds a B.A. in Political Science from Bowling Green State University and an M.S. in Energy & Resources from the University of California at Berkeley.


"The U.S. Electricity Industry in Transition"

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 2:00pm ET



Dr. John Caldwell, Director of Economics, Edison Electric Institute

Slide presentation

The electricity industry is facing unprecedented challenges stemming from declining sales growth, rapid technological development, more stringent environmental regulations, and an increasing demand for a reliable electricity supply.  Together these trends could bring about a fundamental transformation of the entire electric system, requiring changes in the way that existing electricity providers conduct business and operate the grid.  Entirely new players, as well, could assume pivotal roles in the electricity landscape of the future.  Dr. John Caldwell, Director of Economics for the Edison Electric Institute, will describe each of these forces and how they could specifically impact the industry, and provide a long-term perspective on how the electricity system of the future will evolve.


Registration is free for NABE members and $20 for others.

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"ExxonMobil's Outlook for Energy: A Long-Term View"

Monday May 6, 2013
2:00pm ET



Troy Thompson, Market Intelligence Advisor, Chevron, Moderator

Todd Onderdonk, Senior Energy Advisor, Corporate Strategic Planning, ExxonMobil

Slides: Onderdonk.pdf


Ensuring reliable and affordable energy supplies to support human progress, safely and with minimum impact on the environment, is an on-going challenge. The scale and nature of this challenge is visible in ExxonMobil's Outlook for Energy, a long-term forecast of global energy supply and demand trends.  The global energy landscape will evolve significantly in coming decades, and understanding these trends is critical to investment and policy decisions that will help ensure safe, reliable and affordable energy supplies to advance prosperity.  The scale of the challenge is enormous and meeting it will require unprecedented levels  of investments, an unwavering drive for innovation and new technology, and sound and reliable policies that foster free market solutions and open trade.

Registration is free for NABE and USAEE members, $20 for others.

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