Dr. W. David Montgomery: “Economic Impacts of Exporting Natural Gas”

“Economic Impacts of Exporting Natural Gas”
W. David Montgomery, Senior Vice President
NERA Economic Consulting

Dr. Montgomery will discuss the recent study on U.S. LNG exports performed by NERA Economic Consulting for the U.S. Department of Energy. The study addresses two related topics: how U.S. LNG exports would compete in the global natural gas market, and how different levels of U.S. LNG exports would affect natural gas prices in the U.S., competitiveness of U.S. industries, and the overall performance of the U.S. economy. Dr. Montgomery will discuss how the study fits in the overall process for approval on LNG export permits, the methodology and key assumptions in the study, and its key findings.

Dr. Montgomery is an expert on the economic issues associated with climate change policy and testifies as an expert witness in state and federal courts on antitrust and damages cases dealing with petroleum and natural gas markets. His scholarly work is frequently published in peer-reviewed journals, and Congressional committees have requested his testimony on climate change, issues affecting oil and gas markets, and other energy market, and environmental issues on numerous occasions. Dr. Montgomery was formerly co-head of the Energy and Environment Practice at Charles River Associates. He also served as assistant director of the U.S. Congressional Budget Office and deputy assistant secretary for policy in the U.S. Department of Energy. He taught economics at the California Institute of Technology and Stanford University and was a senior fellow at Resources for the Future.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Manufacturing Institute
MaRC Auditorium, 1st Floor
813 Ferst Drive, N.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0560

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