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    EPRINC and IEEJ Host Workshop: “Future of Asian LNG Part Two, The Road to Nagoya”
    On September 5th, 2018, EPRINC co-hosted the third workshop in the 2018 “Future of Asian LNG” series at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington D.C. IEEJ and EPRINC are in the second year of a joint assessment of the future role of LNG in Asian power and fuel markets. Among the more important objectives of this joint effort are identifying recent trends and longer-term uncertainties in Asian natural gas markets and the potential role of U.S. LNG exports in serving those markets. The final workshop in the 2018 program included presentations and discussion on the U.S. LNG value chain, opportunities and challenges for financing the expansion of U.S. LNG exports and regasification receiving facilities in Asia, and prospects for expansion of natural gas storage and LNG bunker facilities, among other topics.
    The workshop presentations and accompanying discussion will contribute to the final joint IEEJ-EPRINC report and recommendations. The findings and recommendations will be presented at the 7th Annual Producer Consumer Conference on October 22, 2018 in Nagoya, Japan.

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    EPRINC Welcomes Emily Medina as a non-resident Fellow

    EPRINC is happy to welcome Emily Medina as a non-resident fellow at EPRINC as we expand our research and outreach programs on U.S.-Mexican energy developments.  Born and raised in Mexico, she has experience working with both the private and public sectors on important energy matters. More on Emily’s experience can be found here.

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    EPRINC Hosts Workshop on the Scale and Scope of the North American Natural Gas Production Platform

                On April 19, 2018, the Energy Policy Research Foundation Inc. held a workshop at the Willard Hotel on the on the scale and prospective growth of the North American natural gas production platform. The workshop participants provided essential foundation information and analysis to expand our understanding of the role of U.S. natural gas as a supply source to meet both domestic requirements and to serve export markets.  As EPRINC begins the second year of our joint project with the Institute of Energy Economics Japan (IEEJ) on the “Future of Asian LNG,” the findings from the workshop will expand our knowledge base on the potential for U.S. natural gas to serve the growing Asian market.

                The workshop participants addressed four themes; (i) the size and productive capacity of the North American natural gas resource base, (ii) regulatory constraints on moving natural gas to domestic and export markets, (iii) demand risks, and (iv) potential consequences to the cost structure of U.S. oil and gas production from ongoing trade disputes. More importantly, the workshop brought together a broad cross section of the Washington energy community and provided an informed discussion of the opportunities and challenges on the future of the natural gas resource base.

                The workshop benefitted from an excellent and well-experienced group of analysts, industry experts and policy makers. Although the discussion was off the record, all the presenters agreed to permit EPRINC to post their presentations and these can be found here.

    Photos from the event can be found here.

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    EPRINC Welcomes Ash Shastri as a Distinguished Fellow

    EPRINC is pleased to announce that Ash Shastri has joined us as a Distinguished Fellow. Ash brings a wealth of experience on global natural gas markets and Indian energy policy.  As EPRINC proceeds with the second year of our joint project with the Institute of Energy Economics Japan (IEEJ) on the Future of Asian LNG, Ash’s deep understanding of the intersection of energy policy and natural  gas markets will be an invaluable contribution to this effort.  Ash is now working on an assessment for EPRINC on the  primary forces likely to shape natural gas demand in India. We expect to publish the report in March 2018.

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    EPRINC’s Lucian Pugliaresi Presents in Frankfurt

    In December, EPRINC chaired the US Energy Stream’s “5th Frankfurt Gas Forum 2017” in the Schlosshotel Kronberg in Frankfurt, Germany. At the Forum, Lucian Pugliaresi made a presentation on the growing importance of the North American Petroleum Renaissance in shaping world LNG markets. A copy of that presentation can be found here.

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EPRINC’s Lucian Pugliaresi presents at the Energy and Climate Policy Summit
On November 30, 2017, Lucian Pugliaresi presented at the Heritage Foundation’s “At the Crossroads IV: Energy and Climate Policy Summit” in Washington, D.C.  The conference was jointly sponsored by the Texas Public Policy Foundation and the Heritage Foundation.  A link to a video of the entire conference can be found here, and a link to Lucian’s presentation can be found here.


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EPRINC Welcomes Anthony Livanios as a Distinguished Fellow

Anthony Livanios, CEO of US Energy Stream, has joined EPRINC as a distinguished fellow.  He brings over twenty-five years of experience in working alongside, oil majors, oil independents, and national oil companies, on intergovernmental agreements, pipeline negotiations, LNG projects, geopolitical risk assessments, and market intelligence. We look forward to his good counsel and broad experience. A full biography of Anthony can be found here.

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Institute of Energy Economics Japan (IEEJ) and EPRINC collaborate on Assessment on the Future of Asian LNG

The Institute of Energy Economics Japan (IEEJ) and EPRINC have undertaken a joint assessment of the future role of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Asian power and fuel markets. The research and survey project includes specific recommendations for policy makers and other stakeholders on strategies to both support LNG demand in Asia and to improve the competitiveness of U.S. natural gas in the region.

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EPRINC Embassy Series: Building out the North American Energy Infrastructure

The Embassy of Canada, in partnership with the Energy Policy Research Foundation Inc., sponsored a panel discussion at the Embassy on September 6th, 2017. The discussion focused on the opportunities and challenges associated with advancing North American energy integration, and recent U.S. initiatives to enact regulatory reform and other measures to provide a timely build out of pipelines, processing and export facilities, and other related energy infrastructure.

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