Asia Society Texas Center

The Transpacific LNG Pipeline: Are Australia and the U.S. Competing for Asia’s Growing Demand?

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 – Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018

06:00 PM – 08:15 PM

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In collaboration with the Australian American Chamber of Commerce Houston

Demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) continues to grow strongly throughout the world, especially in Asia, where massive quantities of energy are needed to sustain economic growth. Australia is about to become the world’s largest producer of LNG, providing most of its production to the established “super-markets” of Japan and South Korea, as well as the emerging markets of China and India. However, many of the large buyers from these markets are now pivoting toward a new growing source of LNG — the United States — which is also offering an attractive new pricing mechanism.

How will Australian suppliers react to this alternate LNG supply and how will the markets determine the winners? Join Asia Society for a discussion on opportunities for Australia and the United States on LNG and the future of the industry in Asia.


6:00 pm | Reception
7:00 pm | Program

About the Speakers

Steven B. Harris is managing partner of the Houston office of Squire Patton Boggs, where he represents a wide range of energy clients in transactions and disputes relating to onshore and offshore oil and gas exploration, production, marketing, and transportation, as well as energy industry construction projects. He represents oil and gas and LNG clients in a variety of domestic, offshore, and international energy transactions, including purchase and sale arrangements, and has been involved in the negotiation, revision, and enforcement of numerous energy industry contracts. Steven also handles energy industry and construction disputes in the U.S. and before arbitral tribunals around the world centered on a variety of oil and gas and LNG operational, marketing, and supply issues. In particular, Steven has extensive experience representing companies in the negotiation and arbitration of price reviews under long-term natural gas and LNG supply contracts, in Europe, Australasia, and the Americas.

Additional speakers will be announced shortly.

About the Moderator

Uday Turaga is Founder & CEO of ADI Analytics. Through 15 years of industry experience gained at ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Booz & Company, and ADI Analytics, Turaga brings deep commercial and technical expertise in oil and gas, coal, renewables, and chemicals. He specializes in corporate strategy, market research, economic analysis, competitive intelligence, and technology assessments with rich domain expertise spanning oil and gas exploration, production, and refining, coal and power, and chemicals. Turaga holds a PhD in fuel science from Penn State and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. In addition to authoring over 100 papers and patents, he has been recognized by the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, the American Chemical Society, and the Penn State Alumni Association. Finally, Turaga has been featured in various news and media outlets including National Public Radio, and is a frequent speaker on energy issues at conferences and events globally.

Business & Policy Programs Endowed by

Huffington Foundation

Bank of America, Muffet Blake, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, and United Airlines are presenting sponsors of Business and Policy programs, with lead support from Nancy C. Allen, BP America, Nancy T. Chang, Anne and Albert Chao, Eagle Global Advisors, and Wells Fargo. Generous funding also provided by the Friends of Asia Society Texas Center, a premier group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing the best in public programming.


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    Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Closed Mondays and major holidays
  • $10 Asia Society and AACC Members, $20 Nonmembers

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  • Parking in Asia Society Texas Center's lot is $5 for 1-24 hours. Entrances on Caroline and Austin. Limited free and paid street parking also available.

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