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Karen Alderman Harbert, President and Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute will be the speaker at the annual Petroleum Industry Appreciation Day Luncheon on August 29.

The event which is sponsored by the Montana Petroleum Association will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Billings, and is open to the public.

Under Harbert’s leadership, the Global Energy Institute—previously known as the Institute for 21st Century Energy— has evolved into a premier national and international organization dedicated to advancing a constructive energy agenda with the business community, policymakers, and consumers. The Institute celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2017.

The Institute  regularly contributes policy analysis and research, including the Index of Energy Security Risk and the International Index of Energy Security Risk, the first tools to quantify America’s energy security on an annual basis, as well as the comprehensive Energy Works for US platform, which provided policy recommendations.

The luncheon is part of the Montana Petroleum Association’s annual meeting and golf tournament, beginning August 27. Lt. Governor Mike Cooney and Attorney General Tim Fox will be speakers at the BBQ dinner at the Pryor Creek Golf Club,  August 28.

Other presenters include: Bruce Larsen, President & CEO, Kraken Oil & Gas; Greg Schnacke, Executive Director, Government Relations, Denbury Resources Inc. ; Jim Halvorson, Administrator/Petroleum Geologist, Montana Board of Oil & Gas Conservation;  David Linn, Manager & Senior Engineer, WBI Energy, Inc.; Don “DT” Greenwood, Senior Corporate Security Advisor, TransCanada, Houston, TX ONEOK Project Management ; Shane LaCasse, Environmental, Safety & Health Manager,   CHS Laurel Refinery; Tim Davis, Division Administrator, Montana Department of Environmental Quality; and Wayne Leiker, V.P., Refining Operations, Calumet Montana Refining .