The Catholic University of America

Media Advisory


Conference: "United States Energy Policy in a World of Rising Energy Demands and Constrained Supplies"


9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 1


The Catholic University of America
Aquinas Hall
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C.


The conference will review the findings of the National Petroleum Council's comprehensive study of the global energy outlook, "Facing the Hard Truths about Energy," as well as examine the council's proposed strategies. The council has concluded that global energy demand will grow 50 to 60 percent by the year 2030. Experts see supply risks in the form of political hurdles, infrastructure needs, labor-force issues and the potential for carbon constraints as challenges in meeting this demand.

Conference participants include Andrew Slaughter, Shell Exploration & Production Co., and Adam E. Sieminski, Deutsche Bank AG, who will review the findings and recommendations of the council's study. James Smith, Southern Methodist University, and Kenneth B. Medlock III, Rice University, will discuss the implications for oil and natural gas prices. Shirley Neff, Columbia University and the Association for Oil Pipelines, and James Sweeny, Stanford University,
will discuss the implications for infrastructure and energy efficiency.

The conference is free and open to the public, but space is limited. For more information and to R.s.v.p., e-mail


Center for the Study of Energy and Environmental Stewardship
Life Cycle Institute

To cover the conference, contact Katie Lee or Mary McCarthy in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.