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Spencer Ogden Leads National Debate

Spencer Ogden Leads National Debate

Ten energy industry experts including Rt Hon Lord Smith, Chairman of the Environment Agency, are set to debate the future of shale gas in London on Thursday 9th May 2013. Chaired by TV news anchor, Sarah Lockett, the roundtable panel, which consists of industry analysts, the heads of two oil and gas companies and political figures, will field questions about the controversial energy source.

During the event, members of the business and energy and environmental communities will be invited to participate by submitting questions for the panel to a dedicated Twitter handle @ShaleDebate2013using the hashtag #Shale2013between 12:00 and 14:00.

David Spencer-Percival, CEO of Spencer Ogden, comments: “We are delighted to have such a prestigious panel of guests participating in this debate. Following George Osborne’s & lsquo;dash for gas’ campaign the future of shale has become a very hot topic we look forward to hearing some of the most controversial and topical issues surrounding shale being debated by the country’s leading energy experts.”

The Shale Debate 2013 panel consists of:

? Rt Hon Lord Smith (Chris), chairman, The Environment Agency

? Dr James Buckee, chairman, En Quest

? Ken Cronin, CEO, UKOOG

? Corin Taylor, senior economic advisor, Institute of Directors

? Professor Alan Riley, solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, chairman of the Competition Law Scholars Forum and energy specialist.

? Angela Knight, chief executive, UK Energy

? Guy Turner, director, Carbon Markets and Renewable Energy Certificates, Bloomberg

? Andy Brogan, head of Oil and Gas, Ernst and Young

? Andrew Austin, CEO, iGas

? Joss Garman, acting political director, Greenpeace UK

? David Spencer-Percival, CEO of global energy recruitment firm, Spencer Ogden

Spencer-Percival concludes: “The role of shale in helping us meet our demand for energy is a topic that will affect us all, and we believe it is important that everyone has a chance to pose their questions. Through a live Twitter feed we hope to involve as many people as possible, whether they are experts in oil and gas, or members of the public with an interest in the subject. Shale is a matter of national interest, and this will be a national debate.”


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