ANGEA meets key stakeholders in the US
ANGEA CEO Paul Everingham recently took the opportunity to travel to the US, meeting with a variety of key strategic stakeholders from industry and government.
The trip started in the capital of Washington DC, where Paul met with officials from the Departments of Energy, Commerce and State. Energy security, affordability and sustainability is extremely topical in the US and, importantly, natural gas has been identified as a significant part of the energy solution.
The reception towards Paul and ANGEA from energy company executives, policy think tanks and trade associations was really positive, and the US energy sector is very interested in Asia and cognisant of the region’s growing demand for its energy.
From Washington, it was off to another capital – Houston, Texas, widely acknowledged as as the energy capital of the US and home to major corporate offices for several ANGEA member companies.
Paul met with some of the key people at those companies who are working on energy solutions specific to Asia and also had the chance to spend time with the Houston Port Region Economic Alliance. Some of the best minds in the energy industry are working hard to solve the energy security, affordability and sustainability issue and it’s very clear the Gulf Coast of the US is going to be at the forefront of global carbon capture, utilisation and storage.
You can read more on Paul’s reflections on his first eight weeks with ANGEA in his From The CEO blog.
November and December shape as more busy months for Paul and ANGEA, with speaking engagements at the Bali B20 conference, a trip to Perth (Western Australia) for an Energy Leaders Forum, and then a visit to Japan for meetings with government and business.