Regionally Speaking

Special Broadcast on BP’s $3.8 billion expansion

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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.

Bulldog Brewery

1409 119th St
Whiting, IN 46394

The guests include:

11 a.m.

Dan Lowery President of Calumet College in Whiting

– Calumet Project Steve Kozel, President

– Save the Dunes Land and Advocacy Specialist Nathan Pavlovic

11:30 a.m.

Community Impact

Whiting Mayor Joe Stahura

11:45 a.m.

Employment impact

Kevin Roach Business Manager Labors local 41

Members of the Iron Workers

 12:05 p.m.

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

12:25 p.m.

Impact on Oil/Gas prices

Gregg Laskoski Senior Petroleum

 12:34 pm

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




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