MEDIA ADVISORY: Railroad Commission Chairman Barry Smitherman to Keynote IHS CERA Week 2014 Session with Daniel Yergin and The Honorable Diane McQueen

02/28/2014

Date: Friday, March 7, 2014

Time: 10:15 a.m. CST

Location: Hilton-Americas, 1600 Lamar St., Houston, Texas 77010

Chairman Barry Smitherman of the Railroad Commission of Texas will keynote a plenary session with Daniel Yergin, Pulitzer Prize winner and renowned author of The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World, and The Honorable Diane McQueen, Minister of Energy, Alberta Canada, author of “The Next Stage of the North American Energy Renaissance.”

Chairman Smitherman is a passionate advocate for American energy independence and continues working to create a fair, efficient and predictable regulatory climate at the Railroad Commission of Texas.  “We are witnessing an incredible North American energy renaissance, and I’m proud to say that Texas is leading the way,” stated Smitherman. “I look forward to discussing our state’s prolific energy production at CERA Week and how we must continue to defend Texas energy and Texas jobs against federal government overreach,” concluded Smitherman.

Contact: Christian Alvarado, 512-463-7144