2011 Pacific Energy Summit: Unlocking the Potential of Natural Gas in the Asia-Pacific
World leaders in science, policy, and industry convened in Jakarta, Indonesia, on February 21-23, 2011, to discuss the topic “Unlocking the Potential of Natural Gas in the Asia-Pacific” at the 2011 Pacific Energy Summit.
Taking place over the course of three days in a personal and interactive environment, the Summit prompted frank, pragmatic, and forward-looking discussions to address four core foci:
- Natural gas as an energy source for transitioning to a low-carbon economy
- The potentially growing role of natural gas to meet rising energy demand, as an increasingly abundant resource
- The fiscal, regulatory, and legal steps Asia-Pacific nations must take to ensure adequate natural gas supplies alongside the investment, infrastructure, and planning needed to unlock the potential of an abundant resource
- Current and projected domestic natural gas markets, how to support the development of greater demand for natural gas, particularly in the power sector
Access attendee handouts and presentations from the 2011 Pacific Energy Summit.
For a summary of main findings from the Summit, download the 2011 Pacific Energy Summit Report.
Download the 2011 Pacific Energy Summit brochure.
Featured Speakers and Attendees
Dr. Fatih Birol
International Energy Agency
Admiral Dennis Blair
NBR Board of Directors
Dato' Sri Peter Chin Fah Kui
Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Malaysia
Mr. Andy Gibson
ExxonMobil Oil Indonesia Inc.
Mr. Stephen Green
Chevron Indonesia Company
Mr. Mikkal Herberg
The National Bureau of Asian Research; University of California, San Diego
Mr. Syed Yusuf Hossain
Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission
Atty. Francis Saturnino C. Juan
Philippines Energy Regulatory Commission
Mr. Gabriel Kapris
Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Papua New Guinea
Dr. Ken Koyama
The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan
Dr. Jack Lewnard
Gas Technology Institute
Mr. Tadashi Maeda
Japan Bank for International Cooperation
Dr. Tatsuo Masuda
Nagoya University of Commerce and Business Graduate School; JAPEX Advisor
Dr. Bruce McConaghy
Petromin PNG Holdings Limited
Mr. R. Priyono
Mr. Daniel Purba
Mr. Luluk Sumiarso
Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Indonesia
Mr. Gita Wirjawan
Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board
Mr. Sin Foong Wong
International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group
Mr. Yongfa Xu
China National Petroleum Corporation Research Institute of Economics and Technology
Mr. Satya W. Yudha
House of Representatives, Indonesia
For a complete list of Summit participants, see Confirmed Participants
Natural Gas in Asia: History and Prospects
The National Bureau of Asian Research
University of California - San Diego
Asian Natural Gas - Supply, Infrastructure and Pricing Issues
Evolving Roles of LNG and Asian Economies in Global Natural Gas Markets
Gas Group, Institute of Energy Economics, Japan - IEEJ
Europe's Evolving Gas Market: Future Direction and Implications for Asia
Ricardo Strategic Consulting
The Policy Tightrope in Gas-Producing Countries: Stimulating Domestic Demand Without Discouraging Supply
Mark Thurber and Joseph Chang
Program on Energy and Sustainable Development, Stanford University
Unconventional Gas and Implications for the LNG Market
Alexis Aik and Christopher Gascoyne
FACTS Global Energy
2011 Sponsors and Collaborating Institution
The 2011 Pacific Energy Summit is generously supported by Chevron, ExxonMobil, Japan Bank for International Cooperation, PT Pertamina (Persero), and Star Energy.
The Foundation of Indonesian Institute for Energy Economics is a 2011 Summit collaborating institution.
If your organization is interested in supporting the Pacific Energy Summit, please contact Sheila Charles at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.
Mission of the Summit
Building Economic and Environmental Security through Innovative Energy Solutions
The Pacific Energy Summit aims to foster economic and energy security in the Asia-Pacific by developing practical solutions to the twin challenges of rising energy demand and global climate change.
The Summit convenes policymakers, industry leaders and experts to:
- articulate regional energy needs and opportunities to explore innovative technology and policy solutions
- coordinate efforts to make effective use of available technology and limited resources
- foster public-private partnerships
Learn more about the Pacific Energy Summit.
Research and Results
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. Participants will receive expert papers in advance of the Summit to frame and inform the panel discussions. Following the Summit, these papers are distributed to key stakeholders in the region along with a final report summarizing key discussion points and findings.
Briefings with key stakeholders and policymakers will be held throughout the region to further the summit discussion and findings.