2013 Pacific Energy Summit

Forging Trans-Pacific Cooperation for a New Energy Era

On April 2–4, 2013, NBR and Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada co-hosted the Summit, which convened key stakeholders from around the world in Vancouver, Canada, to discuss market and policy solutions for “Forging Trans-Pacific Cooperation for a New Energy Era.”

The annual Pacific Energy Summit provides a vehicle for ongoing collaboration and dialogue on the topics of energy security and climate change and seeks to forge lasting partnerships that address these challenges jointly.

This invitation-only event took place in an interactive forum where delegates explored what is needed to realize the full potential for more integrated energy trade and investment between Asia and North America.

Summit Papers

To inform plenary sessions and prompt thought-provoking discussion, the 2013 Summit organizers commissioned policy papers from top experts in the field.

Energy-Efficiency Policies in the Asia-Pacific: Can We Do Better?

    Tilak K. Doshi, Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore
    Nahim Bin Zahur, Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore

Implications of North American LNG Exports for Asia’s Pricing Regime

    Shahriar Fesharaki, FACTS Global Energy

Forging a New Trans-Pacific Energy Trade: Opportunities and Challenges

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

The U.S.-Canada Energy Relationship and the Growing Role for Asia

    James Slutz, Global Energy Strategies LLC

Social License to Operate: How to Get It, and How to Keep It

    Brian F. Yates, SNC Lavalin Environment
    Celesa L. Horvath, Ventus Development Services Inc.

Featured Speakers

Dennis Blair, The National Bureau of Asian Research Board of Directors, United States

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

Ed Fast, Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada

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

Robert D. Hormats, Department of State, United States

Muhammad Enamul Huq, Ministry of Power, Energy and Natural Resources, Bangladesh

Ken Koyama, Institute of Energy Economics, Japan, Japan

Kevin Lynch, BMO Financial Group, Canada

Tadashi Maeda, Japan Bank for International Cooperation; Special Advisor to the Cabinet, Japan

Oh Sung-Hwan, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, South Korea

Carlos Jericho Petilla, Department of Energy, Philippines

Wang Zhen, China University of Petroleum at Beijing, China

Yuen Pau Woo, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, Canada

Satya Yudha, Commission VII, House of Representatives, Indonesia

Anthony Yuen, Citi Research, United States


Finding the Right Price: LNG Markets and the Asian Premium

Shinichi Kihara, Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry, Japan

Media Coverage

Media Coverage (PDF)