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Newt Gingrich Added to Hart Energy DUG Eagle Ford Conference

HOUSTON, Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has been added to the distinguished speaker lineup at Hart Energy's 3rd annual DUG Eagle Ford conference and exhibition, Oct. 14-16, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio.

On Oct. 16, closing keynote Gingrich will provide an insider's perspective on the role energy and energy companies play in the upcoming presidential election. Gingrich will discuss a recently completed study by Noble Royalties and Netherland, Sewell and Associates, Inc. of lost royalty revenue on federal lands. The study shows underdevelopment and mismanagement of the federal mineral estate has cost the U.S. billions of dollars and untold numbers of high-paying jobs with devastating effects for American consumers. Gingrich will conclude his presentation with practical ways the oil and gas industry can make a difference in November and beyond.

Gingrich represented Georgia's 6th congressional district as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1979 until his resignation in 1999, and served as the 58th Speaker of the House from 1995 to 1999. He served as House Minority Whip from 1989 to 1995 and was a candidate for the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination.

DUG Eagle Ford is the largest shale event in the word. The conference, which included more than 4,000 attendees and 400 exhibitors in 2011, examines the Pearsall, Olmos, Escondido, and Austin Chalk — emerging plays which surround the Eagle Ford with new opportunities.

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For 30-plus years, Hart Energy has been a leader covering energy news and technology for investors and executives. The Houston-based company produces magazines (Oil and Gas Investor, E&P, Midstream Business and FUEL), online information services (, and, and industry newsletters, and provides upstream energy research and downstream consulting services. Hart Energy boasts exceptional strength in unconventional resources, e.g., its Developing Unconventionals (DUG™) conference series, its Global Shale Gas and Global Shale Oil studies, and more. Visit for more information.

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