Special Broadcast on BP’s $3.8 billion expansion
Join us Steve Walsh and Regionally Speaking for a live two hour broadcast at Bulldog Brewery in downtown Whiting, Indiana, beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday May 23, 2013 on the five anniversary of BP’s massive refinery expansion. The project sustained the construction trades through the recession, with an estimated 14,000 jobs, according to the company. It was not without controversy as the refinery gets set to process Canadian Crude oil.
We’ll examine the impact from jobs to the impact on gas prices with a group of environmentalists, economists, business and community leaders.
1409 119th St
Whiting, IN 46394
The guests include:
Dan Lowery President of Calumet College in Whiting
– Calumet Project Steve Kozel, President
– Save the Dunes Land and Advocacy Specialist Nathan Pavlovic
Whiting Mayor Joe Stahura
Kevin Roach Business Manager Labors local 41
Members of the Iron Workers
Impact on the Region’s economy
Regional Council of Economic Advisors
Anthony Sindone, Continuing Lecturer of Economics at Purdue North Central.
Dr. Paul McGrath head of the Department of Finance and Economics at Purdue University Calumet
Impact on Oil/Gas prices
Gregg Laskoski Senior Petroleum Analyst@gasbuddy.com
What could replace this project?
Don Kalibowski Northwest Indiana Forum
Bill Hanna President and CEO of the Regional Development Authority
Scott Dean Spokesman for BP