July 13, 2011

Three Governors to Present at Energy Epicenter Conference

DENVER, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA) is pleased to announce that three Colorado governors, Governor John Hickenlooper, Honorable Bill Ritter, and Honorable Bill Owens, will be presenting at the upcoming Rocky Mountain Energy Epicenter Conference in Denver, August 2nd - 4th.

"We are thrilled to have three esteemed governors speaking at the Energy Epicenter," said COGA President and CEO Tisha Schuller. "It is a tremendously exciting time for the oil and gas industry in Colorado, and we are looking forward to hearing the ideas of Colorado's key leaders."

Begun in 1989, the Rocky Mountain Energy Epicenter Conference has become a "must attend" event for industry stakeholders. The conference is the longest running conference of its kind and distinguishes itself by inspiring positive engagement and change in the oil and gas industry. Over the last three years, the conference has averaged 2,500 participants and maintains a reputation for delivering thought-provoking and progressive content while offering the best networking opportunities for the oil and gas industry in the Rockies.

In addition to the three governors, other conference speakers include John Hofmeister, former President of Shell Oil and author of "Why We Hate the Oil Companies;" Dave Lesar, Chairman, President & CEO, Halliburton; Dan Pickering, Co-President, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Company; Mark Brownstein, Deputy Director, Environmental Defense Fund, and a host of other luminaries with expertise on the oil and gas industry.

For a complete list of speakers or for more information about the Rocky Mountain Energy Epicenter, visit http://energyepicenter.org/eventdetails-coga.html.

About COGA

Founded in 1984, the Colorado Oil & Gas Association's (COGA) purpose is "to foster and promote the beneficial, efficient, responsible and environmentally sound development, production and use of Colorado oil and natural gas." COGA is a nationally recognized trade association that promotes the expansion of Rocky Mountain natural gas markets, supply and transportation infrastructure through its growing and diverse membership. With Denver as a central focus of the region's growing gas industry, the Association is at the forefront of the legal, legislative and regulatory issues facing our member companies. More information is available at www.coga.org.

SOURCE Colorado Oil & Gas Association