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Kenyan senators learn about energy practices in Texas during UH Law Center visit

Officials from the Republic of Kenya had an informative stop at the University of Houston Law Center.

Officials from the Republic of Kenya had an informative stop at the University of Houston Law Center.

Oct. 7, 2019 - A delegation representing the Senate Standing Committee on Energy from the Republic of Kenya met with several individuals at the University of Houston Law Center last week to examine energy utilization, access, development and conservation in Texas.

The committee was greeted by Karen Jones, Executive Director of Global and Graduate Programs in the Albertus Room.

"It is always great to welcome delegates from other countries to the UH Law Center,” Jones said. “We were particularly excited about hosting the Kenyan delegation knowing that they sought knowledge and expertise from our Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Law Center. Kenya is relatively new in the oil and gas production arena.

“It is important that they gain an understanding of strategy, compliance, regulations and best practices that will successfully support oil and gas production in Kenya. The UH Law Center has the expertise that they need. It was a great visit and we hope the beginning of a continuing relationship."

The officials then had discussions regarding the energy industry and an overview of the Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Center at the Law Center with Research Assistant Professor Julian Cardenas Garcia and Law Foundation Professor of Law Bret Wells, and UH visiting faculty Thomas Mitro.

The contingent's visit concluded with a lunch and tour of the Law Center.

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