U.S.-Russia Commercial Energy Summit

In May 2002, U.S. president George W. Bush and Russian president Vladimir Putin announced a new U.S.-Russian dialogue. Among the many important strategic areas for potential cooperation between the U.S. and Russia is the energy sector. In a follow-up to the May 2002 announcement, Washington and Moscow convened the U.S.-Russia Commercial Energy Summit on October 1-2, 2002, in Houston, Texas . The main plenary sessions for the meeting were held at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy.

The meeting was aimed at the development of Russian/American joint strategies for cooperation in the energy sector. This inaugural summit brought together senior government officials and corporate executives representing more than 70 American and Russian energy companies. The session led to the creation of a commercial working group to focus on key issues such as market development, strategic reserves, investment, regulations, education, and problem solving.

 

Event Agenda and Presentations

Oct. 1, 2002

8:30 am Opening Plenary Session: Baker Institute
Chair: John Rice
, Chairman, U.S. Energy Association (USEA) and CEO, GE Power Systems

Keynote Address by the Honorable Donald L. Evans, U.S. Secretary of Commerce

Keynote Address by the Honorable German O. Gref, Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Russian Federation

Guest Speaker: Dr. Daniel Yergin, Chairman, Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA)

10:00 am Coffee Break

10:30 am Plenary Session: U.S. and Russia in Global Energy Markets
Chair: John Rice, Chairman, U.S. Energy Association (USEA) and CEO, GE Power Systems

Simon G. Kukes, CEO, TNK Archie Dunham, Chairman of the Board, ConocoPhillips
Alexei M. Kuznetsov
, First Vice President, Rosneft
Peter J. Robertson
, Vice Chairman, ChevronTexaco

Noon Lunch

 

Oct. 2, 2002

2:00 pm Closing Plenary
Chair: Red Cavaney, Board of Directors, USEA and President & CEO, American Petroleum Institute

 

 

Y. A. Komarov, Deputy Chairman, Gazprom
Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky
, Chairman & CEO, Yukos
Vagit Y. Alekperov
, President, Lukoil

2:50 pm Closing Remarks

The Honorable German O. Gref, Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Russian Federation
The Honorable Spencer Abraham
, U.S. Secretary of Energy
The Honorable Igor K. Yusufov
, Minister of Energy, Russian Federation
The Honorable Donald L. Evans
, U.S. Secretary of Commerce

3:10 pm Signing of Joint Statement

3:20 pm Closing Keynote Address

 

The Honorable James A. Baker III, Founder, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy

4:00 pm Press Availability for Ministers and Closing Reception

 
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Tue, Oct. 1 - Wed, Oct. 2, 2002
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(GMT-0600) America/Chicago

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