FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 28, 2012
“Saudi America”? – Reports of U.S. ‘Energy Independence’ are Hype
The NYT, WSJ, CNN, Financial Times and Others Distort International Energy Agency (IEA) Report
Austin, Texas – The Association for the Study of Peak Oil & Gas-USA (ASPO-USA) is hosting a two-day energy conference, co-sponsored by the University of Texas, this weekend, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, on campus at the U.T. Alumni Center. Scientists from across the country will take an honest look at serious U.S energy challenges.
“We believe our economy, national security, and environment are endangered by a deluge of propaganda by industry, government, and some media outlets that tell us the U.S. will overtake Saudi Arabia and become energy independent as an oil and gas producer,” said Jim Baldauf, an Austin oilman who is President and co-founder of ASPO-USA.
Jan Lars Mueller, Executive Director of ASPO-USA added, “the issue is so urgent that U.T. faculty, students and the general public are invited to attend the conference to help establish a new era of “Truth in Energy” and to help the U.S. prepare for the likelihood of a near-term oil crisis. The military and many other U.S. organizations are already preparing for events that the propaganda says won’t happen.”
Coming to The University of Texas, Alumni Center
Friday, November 30 – Saturday, December 1
Learn What the Media is NOT Saying
about America’s Energy Future
Get the Tools and Information You Need to
Navigate a New Energy Reality
Understand How Energy Issues Will Shape Our
Economy, National Security, and Environment
The Next Oil Crisis: Is the Boom Just Another Bubble?
Cockrell School of Engineering, McCombs School of Business, UT Energy Institute
and the Association for the Study of Peak Oil & Gas USA
Friday, November 30, 2012 - Saturday, December 1, 2012
Etter-Harbin Alumni Center – University of Texas
2110 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, Texas 78712
Advance Registration Required
Discounts for Texas residents available
- Dr. Jason Schenker - President, Prestige Economics; Host, Street Smart, Bloomberg TV
- Dr. Tad Patzek - Chair, UT Dept of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering
- Dr. James Kenneth Galbraith - Professor of Government, LBJ School of Public Affairs
- Dr. Scott Tinker - Texas State Geologist; Director, Bureau of Economic Geology
- Dr. Laura Atkins - Director of Global Petroleum Research, Hart Energy
- Mark Lewis - Managing Director for Commodities and Energy Research, Deutsche Bank
- Michael Kumhof - Deputy Chief of Modelling, International Monetary Fund
- Dr. Charles Hall - Professor, SUNY-Syracuse; Author, Energy and the Wealth of Nations
- Dr. Sonia Yeh - Professor, Institute of Transportation Studies, Univ. of California,Davis
- Dr. Robert Hirsch - Senior Energy Advisor, Management Information Systems Inc.
- Loren Steffy - Business Editor, Senior Columnist, Houston Chronicle
- Greg Gordon - Senior Reporter, McClatchy Newspapers
- Dr. Robert Jensen - Professor, UT School of Journalism
- Bill Powers - Editor, Powers Energy Investor
- Jeffrey Brown - Independent Geologist; Developer of the Export Land Model (ELM)
- Arthur Berman - Consulting Geologist, Principal, Labyrinth Services
- Steven Kopits - Managing Director, Douglas Westwood
- Robert Rapier - Chief Technology Officer, Merica International
- Dr. Carey King - Research Associate, UT Institute for Int’l Energy and Environmental Policy
- Dr. Kyriacos Zygourakis - Chair, Dept. of Biomolecular Engineering, Rice University
- Louis Powers - Consulting Reservoir Engineer; Former Chief Petroleum Engineer, ARAMCO
*Plus: “Open Space” Forums and Presentations by Other Leading Experts
|The Petroleum Age is entering a new era where oil and gas are becoming more difficult and costly to extract from the Earth, while global demand continues to rise.Find out how this “new reality” will shape your future:
- What are the implications for our economy, national security, and environment?
- Will new technology keep oil production in line with global demand?
- Will alternative energy sources be developed and deployed in time?
- Will innovation dramatically reduce oil use?
- How will America adapt its economy to run on less oil?
Program at a Glance
Friday, Nov. 30
Saturday, Dec. 1
Oil and Gas Technical Sessions
Featured Debate – “Do We Need a New Economic Framework?”
“Open Space” Forums
“Open Space” Forums
Pioneers Reception (optional)
Post-Conference Dinner (informal)
For more information, please visit aspousa.org/conference or email email@example.com