What does the new administration mean for oil, natural gas and renewable energy?
Energy trade and cooperation within the Western Hemisphere has grown in recent years, and energy has been an important foreign policy focus for the US government. Countries across Latin America represent significant commercial opportunities for US-based investors spanning the entire energy value chain. At the same time, markets from Mexico to Argentina have become key destinations for US energy supplies, particularly natural gas and oil products. Natural gas exports from the United States to Mexico have tripled over the last five years, while the first ever liquefied natural gas exports from the US Gulf Coast shipped to Brazil. Many countries, including Venezuela, have increased imports of US refined oil products. Meanwhile, the United States has engaged in multiple technical cooperation agreements in renewable energy development. There is ample evidence that Latin American countries and the United States can benefit greatly from boosting commercial energy ties and expanding bilateral energy cooperation.
Join the Institute of the Americas and the Inter-American Dialogue for panel discussions on the energy relationship and evolving energy collaboration in the hemisphere, timed to coincide with the political transition in the United States.
8:30 Coffee and registration
9:15 Panel – Managing the Policy Transition and Insights for Latin America
- Daniel Simmons, Vice President, Policy, Institute for Energy Research
- Erica Bowman, Chief Economist, American Petroleum Institute (API)
- Lisa Viscidi, Director, Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries, Inter-American Dialogue
Moderated by: Jeremy Martin, Vice President, Energy & Sustainability, Institute of the Americas
10:00 Panel – US-Mexico Energy Outlook: From Oil to Natural Gas to Renewables
- Carlos De Regules, Executive Director, Agency for Security, Energy and the Environment (ASEA)
- Hector Castro, Minister for Energy Affairs, Embassy of Mexico in Washington, DC
- Mark Nelson, Regional Vice-President, Director, Issues Management, Sempra Energy
- Jeremy Martin, Vice President, Energy & Sustainability, Institute of the Americas
Moderated by: Lisa Viscidi, Director, Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries, Inter-American Dialogue