Panel on Texas’ shale oil and gas boom Nov. 19

A panel of leading experts on the Texas energy industry will gather at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy Nov. 19 to discuss the impact and future of the shale oil and gas boom in the state. Texas Monthly’s “TM Talks” event is free and open to the public and is hosted by the Baker Institute’s Center for Energy Studies.

The event is an extension of the magazine’s November cover story, “Oil Boom.”

The panelists are: Loren Steffy, Texas Monthly (moderator); Arthur E. Berman, director, Labyrinth Consulting Services Inc.; Kenneth Medlock III, senior director, Center for Energy Studies at Rice’s Baker Institute and adjunct professor and lecturer in Rice’s Economics Department; and Scott W. Tinker, director, Bureau of Economic Geology, the University of Texas at Austin.

The “TM Talks” on “Will the Shale Boom Last? How Should We Use It to Prepare for the Future?” will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in Rice’s James A. Baker III Hall.

Steffy’s story about the shale boom is online at

Registration is required by Nov. 14 at

About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is associate director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.