North America’s Energy Value Chain -- Panel Discussion & Networking Event


Thursday June 4th, 2015 at 6:00 pm  – 8:30pm
Official Residence of Canada, 165 South Muirfield Road, Los Angeles, CA 90004


  •  Yakout Mansour, Corporate Director, TransAlta
  •  Jeremy Martin, Director of Energy Program, Institute of the Americas
  •  Scott Farris, Director of Government Relations for the Western United States, TransCanada


When it comes to the relationship between Canada, Mexico and the United States, energy trade and trilateral cooperation remain an important part of the connection, particularly as North America burnishes its energy hub bona fides. Indeed, the foundation is strong: The United States’ energy revolution has catapulted it to the world’s largest hydrocarbons producer. Canada is home to the world’s third largest oil reserves. Mexico has the world’s sixth-largest shale gas reserves and is poised to initiate an energy resurgence of its own after sweeping reforms enacted last year. Add to those figures the fact that the United States and Canada already form the world’s largest integrated energy market. But there are additional opportunities for cross-border cooperation. Joint development of unconventional energy resources and greater electric integration would bring economic, environmental, and political benefits. Opportunities also exist as a result of environmentally driven policies related to energy supply, demand and transportation.  And challenges remain for the transportation and transmission of energy across borders. As the United States’ Department of Energy underscored in its just-released Quadrennial Review, energy trade in North America has a long history and energy integration is in the interest of all North American countries, as it expands the size of energy markets, creates economies of scale to attract private investment, lowers capital costs, and reduces energy costs for consumers.

About YPE: YPE LA is the Los Angeles chapter of the international organization, Young Professionals in Energy (YPE). We are a volunteer group that provides educational and networking opportunities for individuals who work across the many sectors of the energy industry. Our members include bankers, engineers, entrepreneurs, attorneys, business advisers, consultants, government officials, and many others who work in the many sectors of the energy industry, from renewable energy and cleantech to oil and gas. Through sponsorships and strategic partnerships, we present events where attendees can learn about the latest energy-related developments, or simply share a dialogue with others who work in the field. Our events are varied, from informal mixers to receptions with prominent speakers and panelists, and are attended by high-level professionals.

About the Consulate General of Canada: The Consulate General Canada in Los Angeles is responsible for Southern California, Nevada and Arizona. Canada is the United States’ largest trading partner and second largest export market for California. The Consulate General promotes trade & investment and fosters cooperation and dialogue between the United States and Canada in many areas including the energy and environmental sectors.

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