Sept. 11, 2014


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 ABSTRACT

Russell Gold, a brilliant and dogged investigative reporter at The Wall Street Journal, has spent more than a decade reporting on one of the biggest stories of our time: the spectacular, world-changing rise of “fracking.” 

Mr. Gold will share the untold stories of the rise of this technology and insights from the frontlines of the fracking debate. It is a story with an incredible cast of tycoons and geologists, dreamers and drillers, speculators and skeptics, a story that answers a critical question of our time: Where will the energy come from to power our world—and what price will we have to pay for it?

Fracking has become a divisive political lightning rod. Opponents heap criticisms upon it without offering alternatives. Industry supporters all too often will rush to its defense without acknowledging its shortcomings.

The debate between this once-obscure oilfield technology’s vociferous critics and fervent defenders has obscured the actual story: Fracking has become a fixture of the American landscape and the global economy. It has upended the business models of energy companies around the globe, and it has started to change geopolitics and global energy markets in profound ways.

 

 

  

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SPINACH SALAD
BAKED CHICKEN w/ DRESSING
ICE CREAM PECAN BALL
 
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Parking for this event
 
The Petroleum Club provides valet parking service on the Milam Street side of the EXXON-MOBIL Building for a fee of $7. Enter the valet parking ramp from the Milam Street side of the building. Parking on the street around the EXXON-MOBIL Building is also possible - pay at parking meters located on each block.  Parking is also available at public parking lots in the area for a fee in the $6 - 8 range.  However, due to the loss of other nearby surface lots in recent months (due to construction of new buildings), the lots across from the EXXON-MOBIL Building are sometimes full by mid-morning. 
 

Featured Speakers

Speaker: RUSSELL GOLD,  Senior Energy Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
Speaker RUSSELL GOLD, Senior Energy Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
RUSSELL GOLD is an award-winning investigative journalist at The Wall Street Journal. His book, The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World, was published in April, 2014. (Mr. Gold's book will be on sale at the meeting and there will be a book signing after the ...

RUSSELL GOLD is an award-winning investigative journalist at The Wall Street Journal.


His book, The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World, was published in April, 2014. (Mr. Gold's book will be on sale at the meeting and there will be a book signing after the meeting adjourns.)


He started his journalism career at the Philadelphia Inquirer and the San Antonio Express-News. In 2000, he joined The Wall Street Journal and covered Texas and economics, before switching to energy in 2002. His reporting has taken him to five continents and above the Arctic Circle two times.


In 2010, he was part of the Wall Street Journal team that covered the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. The Journal’s work was awarded the Gerald Loeb Award for best business story of the year and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting.


He earned a B.A. in history from Columbia University in 1993. He lives in Austin with his wife and two children.


 

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Organizer

Barry Faulkner

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


Date and Time

Thu, Sept. 11, 2014

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) America/Chicago

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Location

PETROLEUM CLUB, 43rd floor, EXXONMOBIL Building

800 BELL STREET
Houston, Texas 77002
United States



Group(s): General Meeting