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2011 Pacific Energy Summit

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.

From the Summit

2011 Summit Vision

2011 Summit Agenda

2011 Summit Report

2011 Summit Papers

2011 Summit Photo Gallery

Media Coverage

Access a Bloomberg video and other media coverage of the Summit at NBR in the News.

Op-Ed by Dennis Blair and Satya W. Yudha

Seeking low-carbon energy security for Asia-Pacific
(The Jakarta Post, 4/19/2011)

An Interview with Mikkal Herberg

The Role of Natural Gas in the Asia-Pacific Energy Future

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.

Summit Report

For a summary of main findings from the Summit, download the 2011 Pacific Energy Summit Report.

Summit Brochure

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

PT Pertamina

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.

Summit Papers

Natural Gas in Asia: History and Prospects
Mikkal Herberg
The National Bureau of Asian Research
University of California - San Diego

Asian Natural Gas - Supply, Infrastructure and Pricing Issues
James Jensen
Jensen Associates

Evolving Roles of LNG and Asian Economies in Global Natural Gas Markets
Hiroshi Hashimoto
Gas Group, Institute of Energy Economics, Japan - IEEJ

Europe's Evolving Gas Market: Future Direction and Implications for Asia
Peter Hughes
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.

    Lead Sponsors

    Sponsoring Organizations

    Supporting Organizations

    Collaborating Institution

Sponsorship Opportunities

If your organization is interested in supporting the Pacific Energy Summit, please contact Laura Schwartz at 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.