Law Seminars International - The Sixth Annual Comprehensive Conference on Energy in Alaska
December 6 - 7, 2010
Energy issues are at the core of Alaska's economy. Production and export of Alaska oil provides 90% of state government funds and one-third of Alaska jobs. At the same time, in some areas, Alaska's internal cost of energy is one of the highest in the nation, and continued declines in the production of natural gas in the Cook Inlet raise concerns about the potential for brownouts in Southcentral and other parts of the Railbelt in coming winters.
The purpose of this Conference is to examine both aspects of Alaska energy. Our distinguished faculty will address the emerging future of oil and gas exploration from the Alaska Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), the impact of the Deepwater Horizon on that future, the outlook for the State's long-standing energy export mainstays - oil and coal - and the current status of various projects designed to market gas from the Alaska North Slope, both outside and inside the State. The Conference will also examine energy projects in the Railbelt, Alaska's plans for dealing with Cook Inlet gas declines and the steps being taken to reduce the costs of energy in other parts of the State.
To accomplish those objectives, the Conference includes presentations from key legislators and other governmental and private leaders who will provide an outstanding overview of the energy challenges facing Alaska, practical insights into the responses that have been identified, and the status of the efforts being made to implement those responses.
Duane Siler is speaking on the topic entitled, "Changes to Federal Offshore Drilling Regulation after Deepwater Horizon: What Is the Impact On Alaska?"
Drue Pearce is making a presentation entitled, "Federal Offshore Drilling Regulation after Macondo."
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