U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel will deliver a keynote video address at the upcoming Western States and Tribal Nations West Coast LNG Export Forum in Grand Junction, CO, on Dec. 12. An advocate for increased LNG trade between the U.S. and #Japan, the ambassador will share his perspective the shape of things to come for U.S. LNG exports to one of our most important allies in Asia. Please register here to hear his remarks and other exciting speakers.

Takeshi Soda, Director of the Oil and Natural Gas Division for Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, will also address the audience, and present his views on the future of U.S.-Japan LNG trade. The forum is bringing together a number of industry players to examine the potential to get Rockies natural gas exported from the West Coast of North America, and a new potential route from Mexico will be discussed in depth by a team of leaders from Sempra Infrastructure Partners.

Rounding out the public session, a panel of sovereign tribal leaders will discuss their perspectives on tribal energy development, which is certain to be an important debate, especially given the current federal approach toward sovereign tribal nations. Full details on the event including a complete agenda may be found here. Look forward to seeing you all at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colorado!