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AICPA/PDI National Oil and Gas Conference 2014

Hydraulic Fracturing and the American Shale Revolution

Nov 19, 2014 8:10am ‐ Nov 19, 2014 9:50am

Standard: $29.00


Two technological advancements over the past 15 years have unleashed an explosion of U.S. natural gas and oil production with wide-ranging ramifications spanning from a burgeoning industrial renaissance in the U.S. all the way to sparking an aggressive opposition from local and national environmental groups. Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing have created significant economic benefits to the U.S. economy since production output surged in recent years; however, public concerns about safety continue to grow.
Panelists will discuss:

  • What the shale revolution has meant to the country, including the impact on oil imports, manufacturing sector, job creation, electricity and heating prices, lower CO2 emissions, and tax revenues, as well as what the future might bring
  • Facts related to major claims made by opponents of theshale revolution, including earthquake activity, air pollutants, water contamination, climate change and land use
  • The push for increased local, state and national regulations and the industry's response


  • Dr. Ken Carlson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University & Director of the Center for Energy and Water Sustainability for the CSU Energy Institute
  • Sarah Landry, Director of Operations & Programs, Colorado Oil & Gas Association
  • Chris A. Wright, CEO, Protiviti Consulting
  • Douglas Reeb, CPA, Partner, Plante Moran

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