General Meeting: ENERGY MARKETS and UNCERTAINTY: WHAT DOES the FUTURE HOLD?

Speaker: Dr. Kenneth B. Medlock III, Center for Energy Studies, Rice University
Speaker Dr. Kenneth B. Medlock III, Center for Energy Studies, Rice University
Kenneth B. Medlock III, Ph.D., is the James A. Baker, III, and Susan G. Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.  He is the senior director of the Center for Energy Studies, as well as an adjunct professor and lecturer in the ...


Kenneth B. Medlock III, Ph.D., is the James A. Baker, III, and Susan G. Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.  He is the senior director of the Center for Energy Studies, as well as an adjunct professor and lecturer in the Department of Economics and adjunct assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Rice University. He is a principal in the development of the Rice World Natural Gas Trade Model, aimed at assessing the future of international natural gas trade. He has published numerous scholarly articles in his primary areas of interest: natural gas markets, energy commodity price relationships, gasoline markets, transportation, national oil company behavior, economic development and energy demand, and energy use and the environment. He also teaches courses in energy economics and supervises Ph.D. students in the energy economics field.


Medlock is currently the vice president for conferences for the United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE), and previously served as vice president for academic affairs. He has won several awards and fellowships for his work.  He is also an active member of the American Economic Association and the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, and is an academic member of the National Petroleum Council (NPC). Medlock has served as an advisor to the U.S. Department of Energy and the California Energy Commission in their respective energy modeling efforts.


Dr. Medlock received his Ph.D. in economics from Rice in 2000, and held the MD Anderson Fellowship at the Baker Institute from 2000 to 2001.


 

 

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NOTE: This is a joint meeting luncheon with the SPEGCS Technology Transfer Committee.  They and RPSEA (Research Partnership fo Secure Energy for America) are conducteding a two-day technology conference September 9 - 10 on Ultra-Deep Water Research.  If you wish to register for the Ultra-Deep Water Research conference, please go to this  webpage - www.rpsea.org/events/483/  

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Dr. Medlock's presentation abstract 

The one constant is change. Nowhere is this more true than in energy markets, which renders predicting the future with any precision to be folly. However, an outlook rooted in fundamental analysis is important to understanding the long term evolution of markets as well as the short term instigators of uncertainty.

Global crude oil and natural gas markets are each in a period of transition, although for different reasons. In each case, pricing is a major source of uncertainty for commercial interests and policy-makers alike. Is the current weakness in oil and gas market prices a harbinger of a “new normal”? How will current and emerging policy paradigms influence market outcomes? More importantly, what can help us answer such questions?

This talk will highlight critical issues in understanding what the future may hold.

 

 

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The TEXICAN BUFFET will be served at this luncheon. 
 
Assorted TexMex salad items
Mushroom quesadillas
Chicken Tamales w/Salsa Rojo
Cheese Enchiladas
Marinated Chicken & Beef Fajitas w/usual trimmings
Refried & Charro beans
Spanish & Cilantro Rice
Nacho chips
Caramel apple pie
Cheesecake w/strawberries
 
                                                                                          

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Parking for this event
 
There is free parking in the hotel parking lot (1000 parking spaces available at this hotel).  The hotel entrance to the meeting/ballrooms is on the south side of the hotel. There is plenty of parking on the south and west sides of the hotel for easy access to the ballrooms where this meeting will be held. 
 
 
 
 
Organizer Barry Faulkner

Email: barryfaulkner@earthlink.net
Phone: (281) 627-8790 

When?

Thu, Sep. 10, 2015
noon - 1:30 p.m. America/Chicago

How Much?

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Where?

HOUSTON MARRIOTT WESTCHASE HOTEL
2900 Briarpark Dr.
Houston, Texas 77042
United States

This hotel is located on Briarpark Drive just south of Westheimer Rd, inside (east of) the West Sam Houston Tollway. 


This luncheon meeting will be held in the ABC Ballroom, which can be easily found by entering the hotel entrance from the south parking lot.

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