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Press Release: Agenda Announced for the Oilfield Housing Solutions Conference
April 25, 2013
San Antonio, TX

Agenda Released for the Oilfield Housing Solutions Conference

San Antonio, Texas: The agenda has been released for the upcoming Oilfield Housing Solutions Conference. The conference will be held in San Antonio on May 9 &10 at The Westin La Cantera Hill Country Resort and will provide a variety of important and timely perspectives on this emerging issue. While the oil boom has been of great benefit to U.S. and Canadian economies, the rapid growth in “boom town” communities has put an enormous strain on housing availability, both for oilfield workers and for the local communities. Fast-rising rents have made it difficult for school teachers, hospitality sector employees, and others to afford to live in the community. This conference is designed to discuss many of these issues and to present some potential solutions. However, the focus is not only on immediate short-term solutions but also the long term solutions with an eye toward building stronger communities and integrating the oilfield workers and support staff with the existing community.

Speakers at the conference include David Porter – Commissioner from the Texas Railroad Commission, Omar Garcia—President of the South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable (STEER), Nelson Wolff—Bexar County Judge and two-term Mayor of San Antonio, Tom Rolfstad—Williston Economic Executive Director, and Dan Coen – Utica Shale Housing Group. Participating companies include industry leaders such as BHP Billiton, STEER, IAP Worldwide Services, Shell, OilfieldLodging.com, ARAMARK, Burke Construction Group, Winrock International and Target Logistics.

Visit www.petroleumhousing.com for further information or contact:
Peter Cook
(888) 906-9898