Texas Monthly and Rice’s Baker Institute host panel on Texas’ shale oil and gas boom Nov. 19

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David Ruth
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Jeff Falk
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Texas Monthly and Rice’s Baker Institute host panel on Texas’ shale oil and gas boom Nov. 19

HOUSTON – (Nov. 7, 2013) – 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.”

Who: Panelists 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.

What: TM Talks on “Will the Shale Boom Last? How Should We Use It to Prepare for the Future?”

When: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 6-8 p.m.

Where: Rice University, James A. Baker III Hall, 6100 Main Street.

Steffy’s story about the shale boom is online at www.texasmonthly.com/story/george-mitchell-and-fracking-changed-the-barnett-shale-and-the-world.

Registration is required by Nov. 14 at www.texasmonthly.com/rsvp/tmtalksboom.

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.

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Founded in 1993, the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University in Houston ranks among the top 20 university-affiliated think tanks globally and top 30 think tanks in the United States. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute conducts research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows and Rice University scholars. Learn more about the institute at www.bakerinstitute.org or on the institute’s blog, http://blogs.chron.com/bakerblog.

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