Securing Louisiana's Economic Growth in a Volatile Energy Environment
Presented by: Center for Energy Studies and Gordon and Mary Cain Department of Chemical Engineering
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Energy Summit 2004

AGENDA              PRESENTATIONS              REGISTRATION              LODGING              DIRECTIONS

powergrate The LSU Center for Energy Studies is organizing a two-day conference entitled Energy Summit 2004: Securing Louisiana's Economic Growth in a Volatile Energy Environment. The Energy Summit will cover a wide range of energy issues and how they relate to Louisiana's economic development. Energy Summit 2004 is being co-sponsored by the Gordon and Mary Cain Department of Chemical Engineering. The Governor of Louisiana, Kathleen B. Blanco, has been invited to present a welcoming address.

Paul Ziff, CEO of Ziff Energy Group will be our keynote speaker and will provide his insights into the major trends and issues in today's rapidly changing energy markets.

Energy Summit 2004 is anticipated to cover a variety of topics including:
  • The future outlook of oil and gas development in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Do we need new refining capacity in the U.S.?
  • What are the trends for domestic refined products markets and how do alternative transport fuels impact the reliability of refined products markets
  • What are the opportunities for the development of a hydrogen economy in Louisiana?
  • Will there be enough or too much LNG?
  • Is there a resurgence for nuclear power development in the U.S.?
  • Is now the time to consider new coal generation facilities?
Energy Summit 2004 will be held on the afternoon of Thursday, October 21, and the morning of Friday, October 22, at the Energy, Coast and Environment Rotunda Conference Facilities on the LSU campus. After the conference on Friday afternoon the Center will host it's first golf tournament. Click here for more information.

For those that have any questions about Energy Summit 2004, or are interested in a limited number of sponsorship opportunities, please contact David Dismukes at 225-578-4343 (email: or Kristi Darby at 225-578-3314 (email:

Please stay tuned for updated agenda information on Energy Summit 2004, forthcoming on this homepage.

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