Facing the Hard Truths About Energy
Lee Raymond will discuss the findings of the National Petroleum Council (NPC) study on Global Oil and Gas. The study was requested by U.S. Secretary of Energy, Samuel W. Bodman, to address the ability of global oil and gas supplies to keep pace with growing world demand.
8:45 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast Reception
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Meeting
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