The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) held their annual conference on energy policy Tuesday. This year's theme focused transforming the United State's oil and energy policy challenges.
This year's theme was titled "Tight Oil: Possibilities, Challenges, and Policy Implications" and featured three expert panels from the energy field.
The first panel looked at technology advances in the oil industry. Michael Schaal, Director, Office of Petroleum, Natural Gas, and Biofuels Analysis, Energy Information Administration moderated the discussion.
The next group looked at the existing infrastructure challenges facing the transportation, refining, and natural gas processing. The last panel talked about the ties between politics, the economy and environmental issues.