General Meeting: NAFTA: America and Oil’s Tipping Point


ABSTRACT of Presentation


The ongoing discussions around NAFTA are going to have economic and oil production implications for all countries involved.  These will range from Canada’s record breaking imports of crude to the United States; Mexico’s growing demand for gasoline and the challenges of America’s refining system in between these two.

We’ll review abstract NAFTA issues such as Canada’s “proportionality agreement”; an overlooked footnote in the current NAFTA agreement and a sticking point moving ahead.  The growing pains in Mexico; more opportunity to grow crude oil production in co-leased fields, but facing a lack of commercial fuel to support this growth.  And we’ll challenge the road ahead for America and our increasing move into oil exports.  The uncertainty may not be confined to oil prices, but the Administration that now has power over supply rather than demand.

If you have special dietary needs (allergies, religious, etc.), please include special meal requests in the "Comments" section during the registration process.                                                                                                

Registration & Walk-ins 

All attendees are encouraged to register and pay online for this event.  This is a more efficient means of registering for the event and enables the registration process at the meeting to move much faster.  Walk-in space is available on a seat-limited basis at a fee $5 more than the on-line registration fee.

Parking for this event
The TOTAL Plaza building (1201 Louisiana Street across from the Houston Hyatt Regency Hotel) is connected to the downtown Houston tunnel system.  Using the tunnel system, those working downtown can walk to our meeting in air-conditioned comfort.
If you will drive to this meeting, the following summarizes available parking:
The image above shows how to access the valet parking area at the new location of the Petroleum Club. Enter from Milam Street and exit onto Louisiana Street.  Parking fee for this valet parking is $15. Be sure to get discount parking sticker at registration table if you use this valet parking service.
Surface parking lots are available to the south of the TOTAL Plaza building (between this building and the former EXXON Building), including one surface lot adjacent to the TOTAL Plaza Building - pay at meter (cost ~ $9).  Other surface lots in the area cost $8 - $9 and they frequently are full by mid-morning.
Parking is also available in the Hyatt Regency Hotel parking garage across the street.  Prices vary depending on time in the garage.  Cost for 2 hours of parking is $12.  Parking is also available via valet at the Louisiana Street entrance of the hotel.  Cost is about $10. 

Location: PETROLEUM CLUB (NEW LOCATION), 35th Floor, TOTAL Building
1201 LOUISIANA STREET, 35th Floor
Houston , Texas 77002

Date: May 17, 2018, 11:30 a.m. - May 17, 2018, 1 p.m.