Video On Demand

National Petroleum Council Report: Prudent Development of North America's Oil & Gas Resources

October 12, 2011 • 1:30 – 3:30 pm EDT

On September 16, 2009, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu requested that the National Petroleum Council (NPC) conduct a study evaluating North America's natural gas and oil resources supply chain and infrastructure potential, the role of natural gas as a transition fuel to a lower carbon fuel mix, and policy options for the development of North American natural gas and oil resources that mitigate environmental, health and safety concerns. The Council presented its report to the Secretary on September 15, 2011.

Given the significance of and interest in this topic, the CSIS Energy and National Security program is pleased to host the individuals who chaired the study's substantive task groups for an in-depth discussion of the NPC report's key findings and recommendations.

Speakers include:

Policy, Macroeconomics & Overview:
Clay Bretches,
Vice President, E&P Services and Minerals, Anadarko Petroleum Company

Resource & Supply:
Andrew Slaughter,
Business Environment Advisor-Upstream Americas, Shell Exploration & Production Company

Operations & Environment:
Paul Hagemeier,
Vice President, Regulatory Compliance, Chesapeake Energy Corporation

Ken Yeasting,
Senior Director, Global Gas and North America Gas, IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates, Inc.

End-Use Emissions and Carbon Regulation:
Fiji George,
Director, Carbon Strategies Director, El Paso Corporation

A copy of the Council's report is available on the NPC website.

This session will be on the record. Registration required by COB, Tuesday, October 11th.  Please send your confirmation to

Frank A. Verrastro
Senior Adviser (Non-resident), Energy Security and Climate Change Program