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North American Energy Integration: Mexico and Canada

Council of the Americas

July 30, 2014


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Please join the Council of the Americas for a discussion on North American energy integration at a public, on-the-record release of two Energy Action Group working papers.

From a posture of energy scarcity, North America has moved to abundance. The oil sands in Canada, shale oil and gas development in the United States, and reforms in Mexico indicate that the continent is an energy superpower. An opportunity exists for a more integrated energy sector which would consolidate North America as the world’s most productive economic region. Cooperation and consensus building among the three countries is key to develop North American energy security.

Representatives from Canada, Mexico, and the United States will discuss the opportunities and challenges of North American energy integration from a national and regional perspective.


  • Hector Castro Vizcarra, Minister of Energy Affairs, Embassy of Mexico
  • Isidro Morales Moreno, Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy and Administration, Tecnológico de Monterrey
  • David Manning, Alberta Representative, Embassy of Canada
  • Graham Campbell, President, Energy Council of Canada
  • Erik Milito, Director of Upstream and Industry Operations, American Petroleum Institute
  • Ramon Espinasa, Lead Oil and Gas Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Christian Gómez, Jr., Director of Energy, Council of the Americas

*Additional speakers to be confirmed

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North American Energy Integration: The Canadian Perspective discusses the strategic issues facing Canada with regards to development of the oil sands, the politics and policy of energy markets, environmental and indigenous issues, investment and financing, and market access.

The forthcoming Mexico: An Opening for Energy Reform provides an overview of the Mexican energy reform, analyzing their projected impact, the significance of the reforms, and their implications for North America.

Learn more about the Energy Action Group.