The Montana Chamber of Commerce Foundation is pleased to team up with U.S. Senator Steve Daines to host Montana Energy 2018 in Billings on May 30 – 31, 2018.

Montana Energy 2018 will bring together energy thought leaders from around the country to continue the conversation we started two years ago at the Montana Energy Summit. Together we will work to find new ways to grow energy jobs, showcase technology, explore and open new markets and discuss how the right federal policies can release the power of innovation. We hope you will join us in unlocking Montana’s energy potential.


May 30 – 31, 2018 at Billings Hotel & Convention Center; Billings, MT
Registration is $20 per person; $10 for veterans/active duty military; and free to students (must present ID at check-in).

Interested in this event?

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Schedule of Events

May 30 – Continuing Education & Welcome Reception

Session A: Safety in the Oilfields (2:00 – 3:00 PM)

Bill Wuolu, ASP, CHST – Safety Representative, KLJ

This presentation will look at what Flame Resistant and Arc Rating Clothings are, who regulates the garments, and how to know if you are getting a legitimate garment.  Mr. Wuolu will discuss how to determine when they should be used, how to select the right clothing, and common places where they are worn.  Additionally, the presentation will discuss who is responsible for the payment and care/laundering of the clothing.

Session B: Energy & Environment: Current Legal Issues for Non-Renewable Energy Projects (2:00 – 3:00 PM)

Michael Green, Wiley Barker, Jared Le Fevre – Crowley Fleck

A discussion of state and local legal and regulatory issues faced by renewable energy development in Montana.  The attorney presenters will discuss both the technical legal requirements and the practical application of those issues to projects.  Topics to be covered will be taxation, land use, zoning, regulatory, and utility.

Session C: Sun Kissed & Wind Swept: Montana’s Renewable Energy Development Landscape (3:00 – 4:00 PM)

Christopher Stoneback, Clayton Gregersen – Crowley Fleck

Energy development through the extraction of natural resources and hardrock mining involves an ever-changing and dynamic legal landscape.  Changes in administration, scientific advancements, new laws or regulations, litigation, and public opinion all go into the mix of circumstances that directly and continually impact prospects for energy development and production in the U.S.  Nowhere may these variables be felt more acutely than Montana and the surrounding region, with its long history of various forms of energy and natural resource development.  This discussion will feature the background and current status of issues in energy development such as the current regulatory climate, endangered species act issues, federal oil and gas leases, the Keystone XL pipeline, and CERCLA and site remediation.

Session D: Enhanced Oil Recovery Opportunities in Montana (3:00 – 4:00 PM)

Charles Gorecki – Energy & Environmental Research Center

This session will focus on EOR opportunities in Montana and the regulatory issues surrounding the industry.

May 31 – Keynotes & Panels

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