Panel to discuss revival of local energy industry

Key players in the possible renaissance of the natural gas industry in northwest Colorado will discuss how best to move ahead with development in a panel discussion Friday at Colorado Mesa University.

Officials with Nucor Corp., G2X Energy and the Jordan Cove project will participate in the panel, which is to be moderated by John Harpole of Mercator Energy LLC, author of “From the Piceance Basin to the Pacific Rim,” which identified potential markets for natural gas from northwest Colorado.

Panelists include Joe Stratman, executive vice president of Nucor Corp.; Danny Wilson, executive vice president of Upstream at G2X Energy; and Bob Braddock, senior project advisor for Jordan Cove LNG.

Nucor is a steel company hoping to use natural gas for steel production and G2X Energy is working to converting abundant supplies of low-cost natural gas into higher value transportation fuels.

Officials with the Jordan Cove project have filed a new application for the project to pipe Piceance Basin natural gas to Oregon and then to Asia.

The Energy Management Forum is sponsored by CMU’s Unconventional Energy Center, the Consumer Energy Alliance, West Slope Colorado Oil and Gas Association and Chevron.

The forum is open to the public and will be from 9 to 11 a.m. in Room 213 of the University Center. Admission will be free.


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