ILTA’s 2014 conference will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, June 2 with a discussion on shale oil developments and the movement of liquid products from these areas.  James Fallon, Director of Downstream Energy Consulting at IHS Global Inc., will provide an overview of the primary shale formations in North America and how new production techniques in these regions have led to shifts in crude and natural gas logistics in the U.S.  Fallon will examine capital investments in transportation and storage infrastructure in light of the shale evolution and assess the economic impacts associated with these investments.  Attendees will hear how changes in transportation logistics are impacting the terminal industry. Fallon is co-author of a report entitled “Oil & Natural Gas Transportation & Storage Infrastructure: Status, Trends, & Economic Benefits” released in December 2013 by the American Petroleum Institute.

In other conference news, for the fourth year in a row, ILTA has sold out of exhibit space for the trade show at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.  More than 320 companies have confirmed their presence at the 2014 trade show, the premier annual event for the terminal industry.  Suppliers from around the globe will display an extensive variety of products and services.  ILTA trade show attendees will have the opportunity to visit with these companies on Tuesday, June 3 and Wednesday, June 4.  The exhibit hall will be open from 1:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday.  There is no charge to attend the trade show.

Click here to register for the 2014 ILTA Conference and Trade Show.