Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin to unveil state energy plan at conference

Gov. Mary Fallin will unveil an energy plan for Oklahoma at the Governor's Energy Conference next week.
BY JAY F. MARKS jmarks@opubco.com Published: November 5, 2011

Speakers will address almost anything you ever wanted to know about energy next week at the Governor's Energy Conference.

Gov. Mary Fallin will unveil her state energy plan at the Wednesday conference sponsored by the Office of the Oklahoma Secretary of Energy, Oklahoma City University's Meinders School of Business and the Karl F. and June S. Martin Family Foundation.

“The Governor's Energy Conference will feature some of the most impressive and innovative minds in the industry as well as key policy makers,” Fallin said. “This is a time for energy leaders to get together, learn from each other's experiences and chart a path forward for Oklahoma's energy future.”

Fallin hinted at Oklahoma Independent Producers Association's fall conference on Oct. 23 that the plan would include an effort to make the state a leader in the use of compressed natural gas vehicles, but officials have been reticent to provide additional details until the governor unveils the plan.

Oklahoma Energy Secretary Mike Ming said the conference also will emphasize advancements made in the production of natural gas and the future of electrical power generation.

“I'm hoping it's just a segue from start to finish,” he said.

The conference will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cox Business Services Center.

Registration is $150 per person, although state employees and elected officials will be admitted for free.

To register, contact Melissa Cory at 208-5540 or MCory@okcu.edu.