Enron Mail

Subject:The Governors' Natural Gas Summit: Responding to the Challenge
Date:Thu, 31 Aug 2000 09:13:00 -0700 (PDT)

Dr. Kenneth L. Lay
Chairman & C.E.O.
Enron Corporation

Dear Dr. Lay:

I am writing to bring your attention to an important and timely event that
will be held on September 20th at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, in Columbus,
Ohio - "The Governors' Natural Gas Summit: Responding to the Challenge." This
event is convened by the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC).?
Co-chaired by Alaska Governor Tony Knowles, IOGCC Chairman and Ohio Governor
Bob Taft, with the participation of other governors, this forum promises to
be an outstanding exchange of ideas among leaders of government, energy
producers, transporters, distributors, and end-users on the subject of the
current and long-term outlook for natural gas resources and markets in North
America. A very distinguished group of speakers is assembling, including
senior government officials and senior executives of companies critically
involved in the energy value chain.

Primary Goals of the Summit include:

* Exploring and clearly communicating the current dynamics of the natural gas
* Informing the industry and the public about the current and future supply
potential for gas
* Providing governmental and industry leaders with an opportunity to discuss
natural gas in the context of national energy policy, with the input of
interested State Governors.

The Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) and the governors have
asked CERA to help organize the Summit and has invited senior CERA staff to
moderate panel discussions on the Natural Gas Marketplace and the Supply
Response for North America. In addition, I will be providing an opening
framework for participants and contributing to the wrap-up of the Summit at
the close of the day with the governors.? We are very pleased to be working
with the governors and with the IOGCC and its executive director, Christine

We hope that you can join us for this important event, and encourage you to
view the Summit agenda on the IOGCC Web-site at:

On this site, you will also find complete registration information including
fees, registration form, and logistics.

You may also be interested in a recent Washington Post article on volatility
in the gas and power markets, which helps provide a context for the
discussion and which was co-authored by CERA Managing Director Tom Robinson
and myself. This article may be found on the Washington Post Web-site at:

Should you have any questions regarding the Summit or CERA's participation,
please contact my colleague Ron Kapavik at +1 936 931 1416 or via e-mail to


Dan Yergin
Chairman, Cambridge Energy Research Associates

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