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Annual Energy Summit Day 3 — Pandemic, Price War and Other Disruptions: Resilience in Energy Systems

For the fourth consecutive year, the Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies and Baker Botts L.L.P. co-hosted their annual energy conference. This year's event, "Pandemic, Price War and Other Disruptions: Resilience in Energy Systems," was held virtually across four days and addressed current issues affecting global energy markets, the oil and gas industry, electricity, renewables and the environment. The conference featured over 20 speakers, who addressed how the energy industry responded to the events of 2020 and how those events will shape the industry going forward.

Day three of the conference featured a conversation between Secretary James A. Baker III, and Peter Baker and Susan Glasser, two of America's most prominent political journalists who recently co-authored the book, "The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III." Following this discussion, panelists from the oil and gas sector considered the impact of the Saudi-Russia price war and the pandemic on oil and gas markets. For more details, see the agenda below.

This conference occurred over four days. To see the dates and details for the other days, please click here.

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'The Man Who Ran Washington'
Panel III: Charting a Course: What's Next for the Oil & Gas Sector? 

Agenda — Day 3

11:00 a.m.




Kenneth B. Medlock III, Ph.D.
James A. Baker, III, and Susan G. Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics; Senior Director, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute

John W. Martin, J.D.
Managing Partner, Baker Botts L.L.P.

11:05 a.m.



'The Man Who Ran Washington'

Moderated by: Mark Updegrove, President and CEO, LBJ Foundation

The Honorable James A. Baker, III
Honorary Chair, Baker Institute for Public Policy; Senior Partner, Baker Botts

Peter Baker
Chief White House Correspondent, The New York Times

Susan Glasser
Staff Writer, The New Yorker

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12:00 p.m.



Panel III: Charting a Course: What's Next for the Oil & Gas Sector?

Moderated by: George Fibbe, J.D., Partner, Baker Botts L.L.P.

Mark Finley
Fellow in Energy and Global Oil, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute

Zhanna Golodryga
Senior Vice President and Chief Digital and Administrative Officer, Phillips 66

Thad Hill
President and CEO, Calpine

Robert (Bob) McNally
President and Founder, Rapidan Energy Group

1:30 p.m.



Closing Remarks

George Fibbe, J.D.
Partner, Baker Botts L.L.P.



Wed, Oct. 7, 2020
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


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