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The Energy Advocates kick off their 2007 Centennial Events. The first event will honor women that have served in the energy industry statewide, regionally, and/or nationally. Christine Hansen, Executive Director of the Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission, will be the luncheon keynote speaker. Registration closes on March 23rd at 5pm.

The Energy Advocates/IEPC will help celebrate Oklahoma's Centennial with a series of four official Centennial events. The first in the series will be the "Salute to Women in Energy" that will honor the women that have worked tirelessly in the energy industry.

"This has become one of our most popular events in recent history," said Mark Stansberry, President of The Energy Advocates. "We are proud to give recognition to the women that have made our energy industry great!"

Christine Hansen, Executive Director of the Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC), is slated to be the luncheon keynote speaker. Prior to working with the IOGCC, Hansen was in private law practice and had been a senior executive officer with two large utility companies. "Her experience and accomplishments are extensive. We are excited to have her speaking at this event," said Stansberry.

The Energy Advocates are keeping the registration open until 5pm on March 23rd to allow for all those interested in attending. To make your reservation, you can call the Tulsa Headquarters at (918) 599-7767 or register online at http://www.energypolicyconference.com.

The event will be held on March 26th, 2007 at the Tulsa Petroleum Club. It will begin at 11:00am with a welcome reception and a luncheon to follow at 11:30am.

For more information about the Energy Advocates and upcoming events, visit either http://www.energypolicyconference.com or http://www.energyadvocates.org or you can call the Energy Advocates Tulsa Headquarters at (918) 599-7767.

About The Energy Advocates:

Since 1974, The Energy Advocates, a national organization, has provided energy education nationally. The Energy Advocates strongly support all forms of energy. Its primary mission is to inform the general public about our vital energy industry and energy policy issues. To learn more about energy issues, and The Energy Advocates, visit http://www.energyadvocates.org.

About Christine Hansen:

Christine A. Hansen is executive director of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, a position she has held since July 1993. She is a graduate of Drake University, Georgetown University Law Center and Columbia University Executive Management Program.

Hansen is a lawyer, National Petroleum Council member and a board member of the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA). She was selected as "Woman of Achievement for 1995" by the national organization Women in Energy, and received a "1997 Byliner Award" from Women in Communications, recognizing her newsworthy achievements on behalf of the oil and gas producing states. During the 1996 Global Conference of the International Women's Forum, Hansen was recognized as a "Woman That Makes A Difference" by the IWF membership.

Prior to becoming Executive Director of the IOGCC, Hansen was in private law practice and had been a senior executive officer with two large utility companies. For seven years, she served as one of three Iowa Commerce Commissioners, regulating public utilities in that state.

Hansen has testified numerous times on energy matters before committees of the United States Senate and House of Representatives, as well as offered information to a variety of state and federal agencies. She has been involved in government relations for several organizations.

Her background also includes five years as a newspaper political reporter and five years as an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

About IEPC: founded in 1992, the first IEPC was held at the University of Oklahoma. The conference has been hosted by The Oklahoma Royalty Company, The Energy Advocates, The State Chamber, The U.S. Department of Energy, Sarkeys Energy Center/University of Oklahoma, People to People International, The American Gas Association, and Oklahoma Marginal Well Commission. Mark A. Stansberry is the IEPC founder and President of the IEPC founding company, The Oklahoma Royalty Company.

Availability of reasonably priced energy is critical to economic and business development both in the United States and in other countries around the world. It also greatly impacts many other aspects of human development globally.

A unique format has been developed for this particular conference. The conference is a forum where participants can give input as well as receive valuable information from specialists in the energy industry.

Past conference locations have included Washington, D.C., Tulsa, OK, and Denver, CO, and Dallas, OK.

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