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The Mexico and Canada Institutes of the Woodrow Wilson Center are pleased to be holding the Second Annual North American Energy Forum. The objective of the forum is to provide insight and draw attention to the challenges and opportunities that two new energy market developments have created.
Over the past year, two new developments have left their mark on North America’s energy markets. The first concerns the impact of low oil prices on the region’s producers, with revenue affecting existing and future projects. Alongside the issue of price, we have seen major developments in all three North American countries. In Mexico, the first round of oil contracts is underway, with contracts awarded for exploration in shallow water in July of 2015. At the same time, we have seen major new investment plans unveiled in the electricity sector. In Canada, major infrastructure challenges and political change in the province of Alberta have altered the investment environment. In the US, the Interior Department proposal to open a stretch of the Atlantic Ocean to offshore drilling has generated a highly charged debate, and new EPA rules on emissions have been the subject of analysis and legal challenge. The objective of the forum is to provide insight and draw attention to the challenges and opportunities that these new developments have created.
Featured Keynote Speakers:
- Mexican Under- Secretary of Energy for Hydrocarbons, Lourdes Melgar
- Mexican Under-Secretary of Energy for Electricity, César Hernández Ochoa
The Forum will also feature panels on:
- The Outlook for Oil and Gas under Low Prices
- North American Electricity Futures
- Low Carbon Futures
Woodrow Wilson Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW 6th Floor
Washington DC 20004