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Houston Chapter

The Houston Chapter of the United States Association for Energy Economics is committed to expanding the reach of energy information in both the private and public sectors of Houston, and the surrounding area.

The chapter holds monthly luncheon meetings featuring guest speakers at the Houston Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank (1801 Allen Parkway, Houston, TX 77019). Most of the meetings are held at noon on the second Thursday of each month from September through May. For more information, please contact any of the officers listed below.

If you have any specific questions about the Houston Chapter, contact any of the below representatives. They can help answer any questions you may have.

Houston Officers


Meaghan Yorro
Forum Energy Technologies

Vice President

Erin Powers
Senior Strategic Sourcing Analyst
PO Box 4428
Houston, TX 77210
Ph: 832-765-1098


Caldwell Bailey
Senior Consultant – PacWest
920 Memorial City Way, Suite 160
Houston, TX 77024
Ph: 713-929-3280


Vick Natrajan
1600 Smith
Houston ,TX 77002
Ph: 713-754-3989

Past USAEE Houston Chapter Officers

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Houston Events

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May Monthly Meeting

Date/Time: Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 11:30am doors open for networking; meeting starts at 12 noon
Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas,
Houston Branch (1801 Allen Parkway)

Topic: The Emerging Era of Resource Abundance

Speaker: Horace Hobbs


The Houston Chapter of the United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) cordially invites you to join us for our meeting on May 28th.


Horace Hobbs is the Chief Economist for Phillips 66 where he is primarily focused on long range planning and capital allocation for a global portfolio of downstream businesses including petroleum refining and marketing, chemicals and specialties, transportation, and midstream.

In addition to working at Phillips 66, he also serves on the American Petroleum Institute's Economics and Statistics Committee.

Prior to joining Phillips 66, he has spent his entire career in the downstream energy industry, primarily as a consultant, and also as a start-up venture executive. As a consultant he was focused on downstream strategy and provided a broad array of merger, acquisition, and divestiture advisory services for a wide range of industry participants including multinational integrated oil companies, petroleum refiners and marketers, and national oil companies. He provided analysis and business planning support for project and technology developers, investors, and financial institutions.

He has testified as a downstream industry expert before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), The California Public Utility Commission, and the National Energy Board of Canada. He has published numerous articles and addressed various industry groups on a variety of topics related to energy markets and economics.

He spent the early years of his career as a chemical engineer involved in process design and advanced process control applications. He maintains a Texas license to practice engineering.

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USAEE Houston Chapter Annual Membership

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Join Houston's premiere Energy and Economics professional organization!

The United States Association for Energy and Economics (USAEE) Houston Chapter benefits from being located in the 'hub' of the energy capital of the world - Houston, TX! This allows our organziation to reach out to and attract well-respected top tier industry professionals as speakers on a monthly basis for timely, relevant, and often times lively discussion topics.

Meeting at the Federal Reserve Building, enjoy a full-service three-course sit down plated lunch while networking with industry professionals with energy and economics backgrounds and focus. Then enjoy a presentation on a timely topic related to energy and economics with opportunities for questions and discussion with the guest speaker.

Great Member Benefits:

  • members' discounted registration rate ($10 less per event) ...Attend three events and the membership more than pays for itself!!
  • elect chapter officers
  • satisfaction of joining Houston's premier professional and educational forum for energy economics.

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