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Bureau of Economic Geology, Scott W. Tinker, Director
Jackson School of Geosciences
University of Texas at Austin

Think Corner is a public forum for analyzing and debating developments in the global energy scene.


Bakken Oil Transport
September 2014


Industrial Gas Demand
June 2014

Power Plant Retirements
May 2014

Natural Gas Storage
April 2014

Liquids Questions
April 2014


Podcast of the Bureau of Economic Geology

Energy Economics 101 - Part 1
Episode No. 3 March 2009
Energy Economics 101 - Part 2
Episode No. 4 April 2009

Dr. Michelle M. Foss


Dr. Michelle Michot Foss
Chief Energy Economist and Program Manager
Center for Energy Economics
Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
Tel 713-654-5400
Fax 713-654-5405





Guide to Electric Power in Mexico, 2nd Edition

North American chapter in, The Pricing of Internationally Traded Gas

Commentary on Part V- Western Hemisphere, by Michelle Michot Foss

Energy & Security 2nd Edition (Kalicki and Goldwyn), 2013, Woodrow Wilson Center

Forward Curves in Energy
in Oil and Gas Investor or contact CEE

Sharp Cycles Ahead
in Oil and Gas Investor or contact CEE

The Impacts of Raising the Energy Price Cap in ERCOT
The Electricity Journal, August/September 2013

Introduction to LNG, and LNG Safety and Security, June 2012 Updates. See our LNG page for other publications.

The Outlook for U.S. Gas Prices in 2020: Henry at $3 or $10?
The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies,
NG 58, December 2011

[paper] [press release]

Follow-up to:
United States
Natural Gas Prices to 2015,
The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies,
NG 18, February 2007

[paper] [press release]


October 16

Dr. Gülen to speak at the Houston Geological Society-Geophysical Society of Houston Geoscience Day.

October 15-17

Dr. Foss to speak at the Border Energy Forum in Monterrey, Mexico.

October 18

Come out for one of Houston's largest FREE family festivals! Energy Day has interactive exhibits & demonstrations showcasing science, technology, engineering, mathematics, energy, conservation, careers and more!

October 22

Deniese Palmer-Huggins will present on the recent research by CEE on the Industrial Demand for Natural Gas as part of LSU’s “Outlook for Energy in Louisiana” in Baton Rouge, LA


October 13, 2014 – Deniese Palmer-Huggins moderated a panel discussion at the EUCI (Electric Utility Consultants Inc) conference on Solutions for Hiring and Retaining Talent in the Oil & Gas Industry in Houston, TX.

October 6-8, 2014 – Dr. Foss and Ms. Palmer-Huggins spoke at the 90th Annual IECA Conference in Palm Springs.

October 3, 2014 – Deniese Palmer-Huggins presented on Risk Management in the Midstream as part of Oklahoma State University's Energy Marketing and Midstream Program at the OSU campus, Stillwater, OK.

September 19, 2014 – Dr. Gülen presented on the U.S. natural gas market dynamics at the Austin luncheon of the Gulf Coast Power Association.

September 9, 2014 – Dr. Foss delivered a keynote speech at the Ernst & Young Mining and Metals Conference in Miami.

August 27, 2014- Dr. Gülen presented on Marcellus shale economics as part of the BEG team on shale resources.

August 26, 2014- Dr. Foss to delivered a breakfast keynote at URTEC in Denver.

August 8, 2014 – CEE hosted colleagues from the Bureau's Gulf Coast Carbon Center (Ian Duncan, Sue Hovorka, and Bill Ambrose) to conduct a workshop on Technical and Business Risks Associated with Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) and Expanding CO2-EOR in Texas and beyond. Dr. Gülen presented on CCUS economics.

July 13-15, 2014- Dr. Foss attending the NARUC Summer Meetings in Dallas.

July 15, 2014- Dr. Gülen was invited to participate in an EIA workshop on modeling.

July 8, 2014- Dr. Gülen presented on CCUS economics at the IEAGHG Summer School hosted by UT-Austin, including the Gulf Coast Carbon Center of the Bureau.

June 19-21, 2014- Dr. Foss spoke at the annual joint forum, "The Transformation of the Mexican Energy Sector", held by the Mexican Energy Association, the Mexican Association for Energy Economics/Mexican chapter of the International Association for Energy Economics, the Mexican Association of Natural Gas, and the Mexican chapter of World Energy Council, in Acapulco.

June 19, 2014- Dr. Gülen presented on the U.S. natural gas market dynamics at the Houston luncheon of Gulf Coast Power Association

June 13, 2014- CEE hosted their 2nd Mid-Year Review.

June 10, 2014- Dr. Foss served as the opening keynote presenter for the Hart Energy/Oil & Gas Investor Energy Capital Conference, Houston. To view her presentation please click here.

May 21, 2014- Dr. Foss served as a keynote presenter at the annual Flame gas conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

May 19, 2014- Dr. Gülen was invited as a keynote speaker at the 2014 Spring Management, Engineering and Operations Conference by RMEL