DENVER - Colorado may be far from the nation's coasts, but the state has much to offer the world's energy markets, according to panelists who spoke at the fourth annual Energy-Moving Forward seminar.
Colorado is rich in oil and natural gas, and its a center for executives who manage the oil and gas sector, as well as research labs and universities researching the next generation of technologies, panelists said.
Thursday's seminar drew more than 200 people and was organized by the University of Colorado Denver's business school and its Global Energy Management masters program.
Colorado's technical and management skills may find an attractive business partner in Mexico, which is in the process of loosening its state-dominated energy sector, said Carlos Huerta, the political and economy energy advisor for the board of directors of PEMEX, short for Petróleos Mexicanos, Mexico's state-run oil company.
"The open market will enter the energy sector," Huerta said during the forum.