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Briefing: The Future of North America-Asia Energy Trade

A briefing on the findings of the 2013 Pacific Energy Summit


The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) hosted a Capitol Hill briefing on the findings of the 2013 Pacific Energy Summit on June 19, 2013, in Washington, D.C.


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Briefing Agenda & Speaker Biographies

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For more information about this briefing, please contact:

Clara Gillispie
Assistant Director of Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs
(202) 347-9767
pacificenergy@nbr.org

This year's Summit, "Forging Trans-Pacific Cooperation for a New Energy Era," was co-hosted by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), in a partnership with the Asian Development Bank. It convened more than 170 senior leaders from government, business, and research to explore what is needed to realize the full potential for more integrated energy trade and investment between Asia and North America.

At this briefing, top experts, policymakers, and industry leaders detailed the core themes of the Summit's discussions, including:

  • The critical relationship between energy markets and economic development in Asia
  • The impact of the shale revolution on U.S.-Canada energy relations
  • The likely role of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Asia's energy security strategies, and the outlook for natural gas to become a global commodity
  • The differing policy environments in the United States and Canada toward Asian energy investments in North America, and the implications for future trans-Pacific ties
  • Market and policy solutions for addressing the dual challenges of rising energy demand and climate change in the Asia-Pacific

Confirmed Speakers

Charles W. Boustany, Jr.
House of Representatives, United States

S. Chander
Asian Development Bank

Mikkal Herberg
The National Bureau of Asian Research; University of California, San Diego

Peter Hughes
Peter Hughes Energy Advisory Limited

James Slutz
Global Energy Strategies LLC


Launched in 2009, NBR’s annual Pacific Energy Summit is an invitation-only event that convenes leaders from government, business, and research to explore innovative solutions to the dual challenges of rising energy demand and climate change. Learn more.



Access the 2013 Pacific Energy Summit Report, "Forging Trans-Pacific Cooperation for a New Energy Era."

For more information on the 2013 Pacific Energy Summit series, please contact:

Clara Gillispie
Director of Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs
(202) 347-9767
pacificenergy@nbr.org