MON-DAK ENERGY ALLIANCE PRESS RELEASE 3-22-09 Mon-Dak Energy Alliance to meet Thursday in Williston Parties interested in energy development in the Mon-DakMar 23, 2009 1 of 1View Source
MON-DAK ENERGY ALLIANCE
Mon-Dak Energy Alliance to meet Thursday in Williston
Parties interested in energy development in the Mon-Dak region are encouraged to attend a meeting of the Mon-Dak Energy Alliance this Thursday evening at 7 pm CT at the Airport International Inn in Williston.
The Mon-Dak Energy Alliance is a consortium of interests seeking to develop energy related projects in the Mon-Dak region, commonly referred to as eastern Montana and western North Dakota. The Alliance is lead by Mayor Bret Smelser of Sidney, MT and Mayor Ward Koeser of Williston, ND.
The interests of the Alliance include oil and gas, refining, pipelines, ethanol, coal, wind, hydro, bio-fuels and other energy related developments.
The Alliance will focus upon private sector initiatives seeking to develop energy projects in the Mon-Dak region and will include input be from Federal, State and local officials.
The Alliance is also interested in the interrelationships between projects is so there will be a “Synergy Social” from 5-7pm CT at the Airport International Inn. There is no charge for attendance.
For more information contact Williston Economic Development at 701-577-8110, or Richland Economic Development at 406-482-4679.
MON-DAK ENERGY ALLIANCE
Thursday March 26, 2009 at 7:00pm
Airport International Inn – Williston
a. Mayor Ward Koeser, City of Williston
2. The Role of Montana and North Dakota in Our Nations Energy Future
a. US Senator Byron Dorgan (By Phone)
b. US Senator Max Baucus (Invited)
3. The Mon-Dak Energy Alliance:
a. Mayor Brett Smelser, City of Sidney
4. An Overview of Energy on the Great Plains:
a. Williston Basin Energy Corridor
1. Cal Klewin, Director, Theodore Roosevelt Expressway
b. Great Plains Energy Corridor
1. Kim Christianson, Director
5. The Role of North Dakota and Montana in Energy Development:
a. Shane Goettle, Director, ND Department of Commerce
b. Tom Kaiserski, Program Manager, MT Department of Commerce
6. Emerging Energy Projects in the Mon-Dak Region
a. Williston Basin Pipeline Capacity Overview
1. Justin Kringstad, Director, North Dakota Pipeline Authority, Bismarck
b. The Bakken Oil Play – Problems and Opportunities
1. Robert Harms, Northern Alliance of Independent Producers, Bismarck
c. Dakota Oil Processing LLC – Topping Plant
1. Mike Wavra, President, Fargo
d. Northwest Refining, Inc. – Oil Refinery
Larry Stockert, Consultant, Bismarck
e. Yellowstone Ethanol, LLC – Ethanol Plant
1. Mike Daly, Manager
f. Wind Generation
1. Jim Schaeffer, President/CEO, Consolidated Power Producers, Huron, SD
g. Mon-Dak Crops and Bio-fuels Opportunities
1. Jerald Bergman, Director, MSU Eastern Ag Research Center, Sidney
h. Coal to Liquids Overview
1. Gary Reeves, Manager of Process Engineering, ENGlobal Engineering, Houston
7. Next Steps: