The James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, working under a joint venture with the Petroleum Energy Center of Japan, convened in a closed workshop on "The Impact of Russia Energy Supply on East Asian Markets and Oil Geopolitics." The private research workshop was attended by oil industry analysts, government officials, and international scholars and was an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas about energy pricing, geopolitics, and oil and gas supply strategies for East Asia.
Meeting Agenda and Presentations
9:00 am Welcome Remarks
Ambassador Edward Djerejian, Director, Baker Institute
Opening Remarks by Mr. Masahisa Naitoh, Chairman, IEEJ
9:20 am Keynote Presentation
"The Oil Outlook: An Overview"
Ms. Marianne Kah, Chief Economist with ConocoPhillips
9:45 am Session 1 - The Market Impact of Russian Oil and Gas Exports to Asia
"History, Background to the the Asian Oil Price Premium"
Mr. John Van Schaik, Petroleum Intelligence Weekly
"Asian Premium and Oil and Gas Supply from Russia"
Dr. Yoshiki Ogawa, Director and General Manager of the 2nd Dept. of Research, IEEJ
"Studying Russia Supply Impact on Saudi Price Discrimination Strategies"
Dr. Ronald Soligo, Professor of Economics, Rice University
"Studying Russian Supply and Asian Gas Pricing Impacts"
Dr. Peter Hartley, Chair and Professor or Economics, Rice University
11:15 am Coffee Break
11:30 am Session 2 - The International Impact of Russian Oil Companies' Strategy
Dr. Martha Olcott, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, presented on Russian oil companies' strategy
2:00 pm Session 3 - Pipeline Routes and International Politics
"Russian Energy Strategy 2020: Balancing Europe with the Asia-Pacific Region"
Dr. Vladimir Ivanov, Director, Research Div., Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia
"Japan-Russia Energy Projects and Significance of Siberian Pipeline to Far East"
Mr. Kensuke Kanekiyo, Managing Director and General Manager of Int'l Cooperation Dept., IEEJ
"China and Russian Energy: Political and Economic Issues"
Dr. Xiaojie Xu, CNPC
Ms. Candy Green, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Pipeline Policies for FSU Oil
4:15 pm Coffee Break
4:30 pm Session 4 - Oil Geopolitics and Russian Supply
"Russian Entry to Asian Energy Markets: Effects of Existing Power Balance"
Dr. Kohei Hashimoto, President, Institute for New Int'l Political Systems, will present
"Some Considerations of Russian Foreign Energy Policy"
Ms. Ayano Sugino, Researcher, Department of Energy Strategies
"US International Oil Policies: Neo-conservative Theory vs the Status Quo"
Mr. Joe Barnes, Bonner Means Baker Fellow at the Baker Institute
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