Convening global stakeholders to ensure an affordable, sustainable, and secure energy future

USEA, through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE), supports DOE’s primary mission to ensure the nation can continue to rely on coal, oil, and natural gas resources for clean, secure, and affordable energy while enhancing environmental protection. This program, Promoting Domestic and International Consensus on Fossil Energy Technologies: International Oil and Natural Gas, also known as Consensus Oil and Gas, supports FE and the U.S. energy industry by:

  • Providing increased knowledge of international oil and natural gas to industry and government decisionmakers, technology developers, educators, policymakers, environmental stakeholders, and the public by sharing research, technologies, and best practices with domestic and international partners.
  • Building a broad consensus among domestic and international decisionmakers, stakeholders, and the public to take action to support and implement international oil and natural gas technologies and systems.

In 2019, the U.S. became a net petroleum exporter for the first time in 70 years, and the U.S. is on track to become both the largest exporter of oil and the largest exporter of natural gas within a few years.  These exports support national goals of promoting global energy security and energy access while also supporting economic growth in the United States.  Through the Consensus Oil and Gas program, USEA partners with FE to:

  • Facilitate oil and natural gas consultation, analysis, and international cooperation.
  • Organize oil and natural gas bilateral and regional initiatives and events.
  • Promote the export of U.S. oil and natural gas.

The U.S.-China Oil & Gas Industry Forum (OGIF) is a public-private partnership that convenes business and government leaders from the petroleum and natural gas sectors of the United States and China on an annual basis. The U.S. Department of Energy, ExxonMobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, GE, and Fluor - all USEA members - are key stakeholders in the effort.

OGIF alternates between China and the U.S. each year, and features presentations and discussions of key topics and developments in oil and natural gas exploration, production, trade, and regulation.  It provides a unique venue for American energy officials to meet their Chinese counterparts, discuss areas of mutual interest, and improve the production and delivery of secure, economical, and reliable oil and natural gas.

The official U.S.-China Oil & Gas Industry Forum web site may be accessed here.

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