Liquified natural gas (LNG) producers and buyers are focusing on the role that LNG can play in supplying future energy needs while also helping achieve climate goals. LNG and natural gas have long been touted for their environmental benefits in comparison to other more carbon-intensive fuels. But a growing focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing, along with demands from policymakers, lenders and customers, is leading some in the LNG industry to examine what more they can do to reduce or offset carbon in the LNG value chain.
This panel considered what steps companies can take to improve LNG’s contribution to meeting climate and ESG goals. How can such contributions be measured and verified? How should contractual commitments to reducing carbon emissions be structured? Representatives from two of the leaders in shaping this future — one an LNG producer, and the other an LNG merchant and importer — joined speakers from the Center for Energy Studies and Baker Botts LLP to discuss their perspectives and how they are helping their companies and the industry adapt to an ESG future.
This event was sponsored by the Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies. Follow @CES_Baker_Inst on Twitter, and join the conversation with #BakerEnergy.
10:00 a.m. — Presentation
10:30 a.m. — Q&A
Steven Miles, J.D.
Nonresident Fellow, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute; Senior Counsel, Baker Botts LLP
Martin Hupka, J.D.
Chief Commercial Officer and General Counsel, Sempra LNG
Group Chief Executive Officer, Pavilion Energy Pte Ltd.
Thomas Holmberg, J.D.
Partner, Baker Botts LLP
Kenneth B. Medlock III, Ph.D.
James A. Baker, III, and Susan G. Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics; Senior Director, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute