The Resources Agency Gray Davis, Governor

[Dept Conservation Seal] [California Energy Commission Seal]


BEFORE THE
ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION
AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
AND
DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION
DIVISION OF OIL, GAS, AND GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES



Announcement of Stakeholders' Workshop on
Strategies to
Enhance Natural Gas Production in California



Agenda and Discussion Questions Now Available

Summary of Workshop and List of Participants
(On Line 8/6/2003)



The California Energy Commission and the Department of Conservation's, Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) staff will jointly conduct a workshop on strategies to increase the production of natural gas in California. This workshop will be conducted on:

WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2003
1:30 p.m.
CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION
1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A
Sacramento, California

(Wheelchair Accessible)


Audio from this meeting will be broadcast over the Internet.
Please see our RealAudio page for information.


The Energy Commission and DOGGR are jointly conducting this workshop at the request of the Governor's Natural Gas Working Group. The purpose of the workshop is to examine current natural gas production capability in California and what can be done to increase production in the short and long term. The workshop will focus on enhancing production from current wells, increasing production from known reservoirs, and develop new and undiscovered natural gas resources in California.

Representatives from industry, environmental groups, and the regulatory community are invited. The staff invites attendees to present and comment on both impediments that prevent enhancing natural gas production and specific actions/strategies to remove those impediments. The Energy Commission and DOGGR staff is interested in pursuing actions that can enhance California's supply of domestic natural gas in a manner consistent with the state's environmental protection requirements, public health and safety needs, and the Joint Energy Action Plan of the Energy Commission, California Public Utilities Commission, and the California Power Authority [available at www.energy.ca.gov/efficiency/2003-03-11_en_banc/].

The workshop agenda and list of issues will be posted on the Commission's website no later than May 23, 2003. (see [www.energy.ca.gov/naturalgas/]. Individuals on the Energy Commission's natural gas listserver will be sent the workshop agenda and discussion issues when they are posted.

The staff welcomes written comments, questions, or issue statements before the workshop. Written comments should be addressed to the following:

California Energy Commission
Attn: Mike Purcell
Natural Gas Unit
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Electronically-submitted comments and issue statements sent to Mike Purcell at [mpurcell@energy.state.ca.us] will also be accepted in lieu of written correspondence. Please provide issue statements in the format described in the attachment to this notice by May 18, 2003.

To help identify likely workshop participants, the staff requests that individuals planning to attend the workshop please RSVP to Mike Purcell by May 23, 2003 at (916) 654-4048 or at his e-mail address [mpurcell@energy.state.ca.us].

If you want information about participating in this workshop or other Energy Commission proceedings, please call Roberta Mendonca, the Energy Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489, toll-free in California at (800) 822-6228, or [pao@energy.state.ca.us]

If you require special accommodation at the workshop, please call Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 or [lquiroz@energy.state.ca] at least five days before the workshop.

News media should direct inquiries to Assistant Director Claudia Chandler at (916) 654-4989 or at [energia@energy.ca.gov].



Date on line May 12, 2003






ATTACHMENT

Stakeholders are asked to submit issue statements prior to the meeting using the following format:

Statement of Issue
  • Title:
  • Description of Issue:
  • Background:
  • Proposed Solution:
  • Potential Benefit:
  • Likely Impediments:

Issues will be compiled and integrated into the meeting agenda. Please submit issue statements no later than May 18, 2003. Statements should be sent ( via regular mail or e-mail) to :

California Energy Commission
System Assessment and Facilities Siting Unit
1516 9th Street, MS-48
Sacramento, California 95814-5512
Attention: Mike Purcell
916-654-4048
[mpurcell@energy.state.ca.us].




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