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A New Mexico energy policy expert will headline the 86th annual gathering of Panhandle Producers and Royalty Owners Association.
The event will take place Sept. 22 to 24, with sessions at Amarillo Civic Center Complex and events at the Cactus Gun Club and Ross Rogers Municipal Golf Course.
PPROA serves as an advocate for oil and gas producers, mineral royalty owners and industry support companies in the Texas Panhandle, western Oklahoma and southwestern Kansas.
Dr. Daniel I. Fine, associate director of the New Mexico Center for Energy Policy, a research arm of New Mexico Tech, and Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush will be featured speakers on Sept. 23.
Fine is a senior policy analyst in the New Mexico State House and his resume includes stints as a policy advisor on nonconventional oil and gas in the administration of President George W. Bush and as a research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Mining and Minerals Resources Institute.
“I’m going to make a special announcement about a policy recommendation that could change the supply and demand for oil dramatically to benefit southwest U.S. producers,” Fine said Friday.
“Let me just say that (much), and I’m reserving that for Amarillo.”
Fine said the information he will release is set against the backdrop of the “open price war against southwest and U.S. shale (oil) production. I’m going to break it down in terms of the history of the price war, the objectives of Saudi Arabia, and the current condition of world oversupply.”
The talk also will cover policy issues involved in the current situation, as well as contain his analysis of the consequences of the proposed nonnuclear proliferation treaty between the United States and Iran and “the re-entry of Iran in the world oil market and its impact on price and U.S. production,” Fine said.
The schedule for Sept. 23 will include a keynote luncheon speech by Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush.
A forum is also planned featuring state Sen. Kel Seliger (R- Amarillo), state Reps. Four Price (R-Amarillo) and Ken King (R-Canadian), Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton, Texas Alliance of Energy Producers Chief Counsel Gloria Leal, and Texas energy advocate Luke Legate, a PPROA news release said.
The convention will open on Sept. 22, with sessions about the battle for minerals and surface rights in the Texas Supreme Court by Houston lawyer John B. Thomas and a “WOTUS or Bogus” presentation from speaker John Tintera about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the United States rules.
Tinterra is former executive director of the Railroad Commission of Texas, a regulatory expert and licensed geologist.
The Sept. 24 activity is a golf tournament at the Ross Rogers course.
PPROA has about 640 members and its conventions regularly draw 200 to 300 participants, Executive Vice President Judy Stark said.
For a convention schedule and registration details, visit www .or call the association office at 806-352-5637.