SAN DIEGO, Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Royale Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROYL) announced Tim Pawlenty, former Governor of Minnesota and recent GOP presidential candidate, is joining the line-up of speakers at Royale Energy's next West Coast Energy Summit Conference, September 15-17 in Santa Barbara, California. Gov. Pawlenty will speak at a special Reagan Ranch Roundtable event that Royale Conference members will also attend. During his two terms as Governor of Minnesota, Tim Pawlenty was lauded for his innovative conservative leadership. He balanced the state's budget; cut spending, reformed health care and improved schools without raising taxes. Last year the fiscally conservative Cato Institute gave Governor Pawlenty an A grade for his fiscal management. Next month's Energy Summit will be held at the luxurious Bacara Resort. The conference will include a private tour of Rancho Del Cielo, Ronald Reagan's "Western White House". Visitors to the 688 acre home site have included Queen Elizabeth, Margaret Thatcher and Mikhail Gorbachev. The Ranch is not open to the general public. Conference attendees will also enjoy a private tour of the new Reagan Ranch Center museum Royale Co-CEO Stephen Hosmer notes, "At our initial conference, I visited the Ranch for the first time. I came away renewed and encouraged. Spending the day there was awe inspiring. For those who wish to see Reagan's principles triumph again, joining us for this conference will bolster, resolve and restore hope." Keynoting the September Summit will be the President's son, Michael Reagan, author of The New Reagan Revolution. Other featured speakers will include Christopher Horner, author of Power Grab and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming and Environmentalism and David Kim, CEO of Baja Fresh Restaurants. Mr. Kim was recently featured on CBS-TV's "Undercover Boss" and is the author of IGNITE: The 12 Values That Fuel Billionaire Success. Since Royale's first West Coast Energy Conference in 2009, the company has provided more events and special guest speakers. Attendees to the invitation-only meetings have heard from industry, political and economic experts including T. Boone Pickens, Ambassador John Bolton, and nationally syndicated columnist Cal Thomas. Earlier this year the Summit expanded to the East Coast in Washington, DC where former Ambassador and Congressman Tony Hall (also a Royale Board Member) provided a private tour of the U.S. Capitol. Special briefings on key issues were part of the event held at the historical Willard Hotel. Governor George Allen also shared his insights into U.S. energy policy at an intimate luncheon held at George Washington's Mount Vernon. For more information on attending the September conference contact Royale Energy at (619) 881-2800.