Federal shutdown delays EIA-related meeting

Due to the federal government shutdown the 2013 Winter Energy Outlook Conference has been rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 1, in Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), and the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) were originally scheduled to hold the conference Oct. 8.

Many speakers and participants in the conference were going to be federal government employees, so the meeting was postponed due to the government shutdown, an EIA spokesperson said.

Speaking of EIA matters, the agency has continued to operate at near normal levels during the partial shutdown, but that could change within days, the spokesperson said.

The conference will still be hosted at the National Press Club, located at 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20045. “All existing registrations will automatically transfer to the new conference date. We apologize for any inconvenience,” NASEO said on its web site.

A range of market factors that may influence the supply, distribution and prices of petroleum, natural gas and electricity this winter will be discussed in great detail by some the nation’s leading energy data and forecasting experts

More information on the conference can be found at http://www.naseo.org/winter-energy-2013.


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