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SALT LAKE CITY - Lieutenant Governor Greg Bell is scheduled to address industry, academic and government leaders at the 31st Annual Oil Shale Symposium in Golden, Colorado, Monday at 1:00 p.m.

"Oil shale has a long and storied history in our state, and Utah's formations have the potential to be one of our nation's greatest energy resources," said Lt. Governor Bell. "Governor Herbert and I have made energy development one of the four cornerstones of our administration because it is key to Utah's ongoing economic recovery and prosperity. This symposium is an opportunity to showcase our commitment."
 
Lt. Governor Bell's remarks will address Utah's abundant oil shale reserves and the State's efforts to responsibly develop unconventional energy resources. Staff from the Utah Office of Energy Development will also participate in the event.  They will be available to discuss the Governor's 10-year Strategic Energy Plan and Utah's oil shale reserves.


Hosted by the Colorado School of Mines and the Center for Oil Shale Technology and Research, the symposium will be held at the Green Center on the campus of the Colorado School of Mines.  Symposium sessions will review development of oil shale resources worldwide, including research and development, environmental impacts, regulations, and current and future projects.  Attendees are expected to include delegations from Europe, the Middle East, Canada and the United States. Additional information is available at http://csmspace.com/events/oilshale2011/.