National Capital Area Chapter of the U.S. Association for Energy Economics

Upcoming Events

Wednesday Jan 25 2017 NCAC Annual Dinner with Amy Myers Jaffe
Topic: Geopolitical and Structural Implications for the Future of Energy Markets

Revolutionary advances in technology are ushering in dramatic changes to global energy markets. The U.S. shale boom has altered the international oil markets, ending decades long speculation that oil reserves outside of the Middle East and Russia would begin to see substantial irreversible depletion in the 2010s. Instead, oil and natural gas markets have shifted to surplus at a time when new, energy savings technologies, such as advanced vehicles and computer assisted logistics, are also hitting the market. Amy Myers Jaffe will discuss the geopolitical and structural implications for the future of energy markets and the oil and gas boom and bust cycle.

Speaker: Amy Myers Jaffe - Executive Director for Energy and Sustainability, UC Davis

Amy Myers Jaffe is a leading expert on the geopolitics of oil and gas and energy security and is an influential thought leader on global energy policy and sustainability. She is Chair, World Economic Forum (Davos) Global Agenda Council on The Future of Oil and Gas, and is executive director for Energy and Sustainability at University of California, Davis.

A frequent keynote speaker at major energy industry and investment conferences and board of directors meetings, Jaffe is a widely quoted commentator on energy and the environment in international media who has provided testimony on Capital Hill, Jaffe appears regularly on a variety of television and print media, including CNN, The New Hour with Jim Lehrer, FOX, Al-Jazeera TV, MSNBC, National Public Radio, the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times of London. Her writings have been featured by the New York TimesDow Jones International, and Petroleum Intelligence Weekly. She has a regular blog at the Houston Chronicle and is a contributor on energy and climate change to the Wall Street Journal’s blog The Experts.

Jaffe is a member of the National Petroleum Council and serves as an advisory board member of GE Ecoimagination and as a technical committee member on shale gas for the Union of Concerned Scientists. A contributor to Foreign Policy magazine’s “21 Solutions to Save the World” and recipient of the Award for Excellence in Energy Writing by the International Association for Energy Economics, Jaffe was named to Esquire’s annual 100 Best and Brightest and Elle Magazine’s Women for the Environment.

Prior to joining UC Davis, Jaffe served as director of the Energy Forum and Wallace S. Wilson Fellow in Energy Studies at Rice University’s James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy. Jaffe’s research focuses on oil and natural gas geopolitics, strategic energy policy, alternative fuel (for the state of California and beyond), corporate investment strategies in the energy sector, sustainability and risk and energy economics.

Jaffe served as a member of the reconstruction and economy working group of the Baker/Hamilton Iraq Study Group, as project director for the Baker Institute/Council on Foreign Relations Task Force on U.S. Strategic Energy Policy, and as chair, working group on nuclear power in the Middle East for the U.S. Institute for Peace-Stinson Center strategic task force on Iran and as a principal advisor to USAID’s project on Options for Developing a Long Term Sustainable Iraqi Oil Industry.

Date: Wednesday Jan 25 2017
Time: 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Location: Clyde’s Gallery Place, 707 7th Street, N.W.
Tickets: Click to Register / Purchase
RSVP: Mandatory
For Information:

NCAC-USAEE Treasurer, Roger Lueken

Cost: Members: $120.00
Non-Members: $140.00
Student Members $50.00
Student Non-Members $60.00
Friday Feb 17 2017 NCAC Lunch Presentation
Topic: Back in the Saddle Again

U.S. oil and gas producers are on the mend, putting rigs back to work, resuming capital expenditure programs and finding creative ways to cut costs.   The healthiest companies are buying acreage in the most lucrative plays, concentrating their positions to maximize operational productivity.  But these developments are unevenly distributed across geographies and commodities.  There are big winners like the Permian and big losers like the Eagle Ford.  New gas drilling is trailing crude oil except for the Marcellus/Utica and a few other special situations.  Is this what a recovery looks like?  And if so, what does it mean for infrastructure, inventories, demand, exports and other market factors? 

Speaker: E. Russell (Rusty) Braziel - President and CEO of RBN Energy

Rusty is President and CEO of RBN Energy, a leading energy market analysis and advisory firm and is the author of The Domino Effect, bestseller book about understanding energy markets.    He spent 20 years with Texaco (Chevron), serving as VP of Natural Gas Marketing & Mgr. of NGL Supply.  Subsequently he was VP of Business Development for Williams and co-owner of Bentek Energy.  He currently serves on the North American Energy Standards Board and the board of Align Midstream Partners.  Mr. Braziel holds BBA and MBA degrees in Business and Finance from Stephen F. Austin University.  In 2014 he was named Stephen F. Austin Distinguished Alumni.

Date: Friday Feb 17 2017
Time: 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM
Location: Carmine's Restaurant - 425 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
Tickets: Click to Register / Purchase
RSVP: Yes please, see contact info below.
For Information:

NCAC-USAEE Treasurer, Roger Lueken

Cost: Members: $25.00
Non-Members: $30.00
Student Members $5.00
Student Non-Members $10.00

There is a $5 addition fee for payment at the door.