Tickets are still available for the 2015 Tyler Area Energy Summit, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, March 30, at the Ornelas Activity Center at the University of Texas at Tyler.

"We've sold about 75 percent of the available tickets," Jenni Wilson, membership services administrator for the chamber, said. "We have about 100 left, which we're selling by the table and per-person."

Individual tickets are $25, and $200 for an eight-person table.

Tickets can be obtained by calling the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce, 903-592-1661.

Guest speakers include some heavy-hitters in the energy industry. Paul Tanaka, Ph.D., is an energy and technology advisor for ExxonMobil. He's part of the Corporate Strategic Planning Department, where he studies energy trends, emerging technologies and policy issues.

Bernard Weinstein, Ph.D., is an economist and associate director of Southern Methodist University's Maguire Energy Institute. He's written numerous books and articles with a focus on the economic and policy aspects of energy development. His work has been published by published by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Los Angeles Times, among other newspapers, magazines and journals.

Tom Tunstall, Ph.D., is research director for the Institute for Economic Development at University of Texas at San Antonio. His work has included economic modeling, economic development, public sector reform and policy development.

Topics will include a review of global and domestic energy markets, oil and gas prices, geopolitical issues and issues related to liquefied natural gas (LNG).

The northeast Texas energy-related economy and job market will also be examined.

Sponsors include the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce, the Tyler Economic Development Council, the city of Tyler, Acme Oil Service and Repair, Barrow-Shaver Resources, Crest Process Systems, Delek Refining Ltd., EOG Resources, Fair Oil, First Alt Fuel, Chesapeake Energy, Gollob Morgan Petty, Henry & Peters, Luminant, Oncor, RS&H, Roseland Publications, Southwest Perating, the Genecov Group, the University of Texas at Tyler, TransCanada, Tyler Junior College and VME Fabricators.


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