Asian energy investment

L to r: Dhritiman Hui, Hidehiro Muramatsu, Eric Farnsworth, Erica Downs, David Manning, Christian Gomez. (Image: Jorge Merino)


Summary: Asian Energy Investments in the Americas

By Mathias Mondino

How are countries like China, India, and Japan developing energy projects in the Western Hemisphere?


  • Erica Downs, Fellow, John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution
  • Dhritiman Hui, Director of Investments, BW Ventures
  • David Manning, Representative to the United States, Government of Alberta
  • Hidehiro Muramatsu, General Manager, Washington Office, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC)


Asian energy investments in the Americas are booming. From the Canadian oil sands to the pre-salt in Brazil, Asian companies are seeking opportunities in the Americas for energy development. On May 15, Council of the Americas hosted an expert panel to discuss the recent entry of Asian players in this sector.