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Energy and the Economy: Charting the Course Ahead

Dallas Fed

The Federal Reserve Banks of Dallas and Kansas City hosted their third joint energy conference on September 7 in Dallas. The conference focused on global oil market dynamics, the long-term outlook for U.S. shale, and U.S. energy trade flows. Participants were business leaders, central bankers, government officials, academics and financial market representatives.


Friday, September 7, 2018
7:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:45 a.m. Session I: Outlook for Global Crude Oil Markets
  Chair: Nida Cakir Melek, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Linda Capuano
, U.S. Energy Information Administration
Edward L. Morse, Citigroup Inc.
John Baffes, World Bank
10:00 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Session II: Testing the Limits of U.S. Shale
  Chair: Soojin Jo, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Mark A. Schwartz
, S&P Global Platts
C.H. "Scott" Rees III
, Netherland, Sewell & Associates
Greg Determann
, JPMorgan Chase
11:45 a.m. Lunch
12:20 p.m. Moderated Q&A with Robert S. Kaplan
Introduction: Marc P. Giannoni
, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Moderator: Darryl Wilson, The Wilson Collective
1:10 p.m. Break
1:20 p.m. Session III: Energy Trade Flows
  Chair: Mine Yücel, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Helima Croft
, RBC Capital Markets
John R. Auers, Turner, Mason & Co.
Ronald Ripple, University of Tulsa
2:35 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Panel Discussion with Executives
  Moderator: Chad Wilkerson, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Oklahoma City Branch
Wilfred C. "Willie" Chiang
, Plains All American GP LLP
Mark Gunnin
, Hunt Oil Co.
Thomas E. Jorden
, Cimarex Energy
Kate Richard
, Warwick Energy Group
4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
4:05 p.m. Adjourn
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