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October 24, 2013
Principal Steve Levine to Present at LSI Conference on Energy Exports in the Northwest

Brattle principal Steve Levine has been selected to present at Law Seminars International’s (LSI) upcoming conference, “Energy Exports in the Northwest: The Public Policy and Legal Issues at Play and Their Likely Outcomes,” taking place October 24-25, 2013 in Seattle, WA.

The two-day conference will explore the shift in the United States from a net energy importer to an increased producer of domestic oil and natural gas, and will discuss the proposals to export coal and liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Pacific Northwest ports. These proposals have generated significant public controversy, including the potential for job creation vs. increased greenhouse gas emissions, traffic congestion due to increased rail traffic, and degraded local air quality. Conference participants will discuss the macroeconomics of domestic and foreign supply and demand, the role of government bodies in the project approval process, issues surrounding transporting energy by rail and pipeline, and the role the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) will play.

Mr. Levine will present during the conference session, “Overview of the Markets for Exports: The Economics of Domestic and Foreign Supply and Demand.” Mr. Levine’s discussion will concentrate on natural gas and oil and will highlight the increase in domestic production, the outlook for global natural gas demand and LNG trade, LNG demand uncertainty and supply competition, as well as proposed LNG export facilities.

For more information, please visit the conference website.