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Notice of Presentation by the National Petroleum
Council Representatives to the California Energy Commission

Representatives from the National Petroleum Council will present their comprehensive global energy study: Facing the Hard Truths About Energy: A Comprehensive View to 2030 of Global Oil and Natural Gas.

2 p.m.
1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Hearing Room B
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)


Representatives of the National Petroleum Council will brief the California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) on their comprehensive report addressing the future of global oil and natural gas markets. The Energy Commission will consider the report's findings and recommendations in future policy deliberations and the report will be a resource for future staff work assessing California and neighboring state transportation energy and natural gas demand, state petroleum and natural gas infrastructure requirements, and trends in crude oil and natural gas production and prices.


The National Petroleum Council is a federal advisory committee to the U.S. Secretary of Energy. They delivered the 422-page report: Facing the Hard Truths About Energy: A Comprehensive View to 2030 of Global Oil and Natural Gas to Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman on July 18, 2007. The report was developed with input from 350 experts from diverse backgrounds and organizations. The report recommends that an integrated national strategy is required for the accumulating risks to the supply of reliable, affordable energy. The report can be found at: www.npc.org. Remarks of the Secretary of Energy can be accessed at www.energy.gov/news/5249.htm.

As required by Senate Bill 1389 (Status of 2002, Chapter 568) the Energy Commission conducts "assessments and forecasts of all aspects of energy industry supply, production, transportation, delivery and distribution, demand, and prices." The Energy Commission uses these assessments and forecasts to develop energy policies that conserve resources, protect the environment, ensure energy reliability, enhance the state's economy, and protect public health and safety. A vigorous discussion of the findings and recommendations of the National Petroleum Council report will assist in the development of these forecasts and policies.

Public Participation

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser's Office provides the public assistance in participating in Energy Commission activities. If you want information on how to participate in this forum, please contact the Public Adviser's Office at (916) 654-4489 or toll free at (800) 822-6228, by FAX at (916) 654-4493, or by e-mail at pao@energy.state.ca.us. If you have a disability and require assistance to participate, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance.

Please direct all news media inquiries to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, at (916) 654-4989, or by e-mail at mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us. For technical questions on the subject matter, please contact Nicholas Janusch, Energy Analyst at (916) 651-0483.

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Date Posted: September 19, 2007

Note: California Energy Commission's formal name is State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission

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