Energy summit to talk about the Eagle Ford Shale

Feb. 11, 2012 at 7:02 p.m.
Updated Feb. 10, 2012 at 8:11 p.m.

As the Eagle Ford Shale oil boom continues to thunder through the Crossroads, a legislative policy group is hosting an energy summit to talk about a range of issues that come with the surge of oil production.

Speakers will include Sen. Glenn Hegar, Rep. Geanie Morrison, Railroad Commissioners David Porter and Barry Smitherman, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Chairman Bryan Shaw and private sector experts and stakeholders, according to a news release.

The summit will be discussing various aspects of the Eagle Ford Shale, looking at lessons learned from development of the Barnett Shale and other shale plays and how these lessons can be applied to the Eagle Ford.

Policies to encourage private sector to invest capital in exploring and developing oil and other natural resources, including coal and natural gas, will also be discussed.

The group will also go over the impact of federal regulations and how these regulations could impact the state energy sector.

The event has been organized by the Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute and is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Feb. 29, in the Johnson Symposium Center at Victoria College, 2200 E. Red River.



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