Energi to Participate in ECOS Panel on Safe Hydraulic Fracturing

  Energi to Participate in ECOS Panel on Safe Hydraulic Fracturing

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PEABODY, Mass. -- July 9, 2013

Energi, a leading developer and underwriter of energy insurance products, has
announced that Senior Vice President Justin Russo will participate in a panel
on the benefits of voluntary safety measures and how these practices can
increase the viability of hydraulic fracturing. The panel will be part of the
Environmental Council of the States’ (ECOS) State Environmental Protection in
2013: Hydraulic Fracturing in Focus conference. Oil and gas industry experts
and regulators will gather, along with Russo, for an open dialogue on the
benefits and risks of hydraulic fracturing.

“Hydraulic fracturing can significantly boost a state’s economy in addition to
helping the United States move towards energy independence,” said Justin
Russo, Senior Vice President of Safety and Loss Prevention at Energi. “It is a
complex undertaking that requires comprehensive analysis to ensure safety and
project integrity. At Energi, we are currently working extensively with the
oil & gas exploration industry to develop best practices for safety programs,
which we believe will help to safely and securely leverage unconventional
resources without harming individuals or the environment.”

Russo will also discuss best practices for protecting water resources,
production well completion, wastewater management and well closure. Other
contributors to the panel include moderator Randy Huffman, Cabinet Secretary
for the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection; Dawn Coughlin,
Senior Manager of Environmental Affairs at Hess Corporation; Becky Keogh,
Regulatory and Environment Manager at BHP Billiton Petroleum; Andrew Place,
Interim Executive Director at the Center for Sustainable Shale Development and
Corporate Director of Energy & Environmental Policy at EQT Corporation; and
John Walliser, Vice President of Legal and Government Affairs, Pennsylvania
Environmental Council.


               Randy Huffman, West Virginia Department of Environmental
               Protection; Dawn Coughlin, Hess Corporation; Becky Keogh, BHP
WHO:       Billiton Petroleum; Andrew Pace, Center for Sustainable Shale
               Development, EQT Corporation; John Walliser, Pennsylvania
               Environmental Council; Justin Russo, Energi
               Panelists will provide attendees with an overview of how
WHAT:          voluntary reviews, audits and policies can contribute to a
               safer environment for hydraulic fracturing that protects all
WHERE:         Fourth Floor, Athens Room
               Hotel Monaco DC
               700 F Street, NW
               Washington, DC 20004
WHEN:          Thursday, July 11 from 3:45 p.m. – 5 p.m.

About Energi

Energi is a Peabody, Massachusetts-based industrial reinsurance company that
provides specialized insurance and risk management products to targeted market
segments of the North American energy industry. The core programs include fuel
distribution, fuel transport, energy construction, agricultural cooperatives,
renewable energy, utilities and oil & gas exploration. Energi also has
products that deliver protections for alternative energy and energy efficiency
projects. Founded in 2005 by insurance professionals and energy industry
leaders, Energi is licensed in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. For more
information, visit www.energi.com.


David Okubo, 415-977-1943
Energi, Inc
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