FORUM 18 - 2018
The 18th U.S. - China Oil & Gas Industry Forum was held September 18 - 20, 2018 in Houston, TX, USA. The U.S. - China Oil & Gas Industry Forum (OGIF) is a public-private partnership involving government and industry representatives from the United States and China. The Forum enables the two countries to meet common goals, including development of secure, reliable and economic sources of oil and natural gas, while facilitating investment in the energy industry.
Led by government leaders from both nations, the OGIF is designed to foster conversation and engagement between the United States and China on issues facing the oil and gas industry in both the private and public sectors. U.S. officials from the Department of Energy, the Department of Commerce, and the Trade and Development Agency hosted this year’s event, and officials from China’s National Energy Administration attended and spoke at the event.
The forum focused on natural gas policies and regulations; maximizing the U.S. – China oil and gas relationship in a global context; cooperation and investment experience in the natural gas upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors; and LNG small and large scale trade between the U.S. and China