Chairman Duncan on the hearing: “U.S. energy policy toward Canada and Mexico is very important to the American people. While we already have strong energy partnerships with our neighbors, the North American energy market has huge potential to create more American jobs, lower domestic energy prices, and achieve greater energy independence and security. North America makes up almost 30 percent of the world’s natural gas production, our neighbors are major buyers of petroleum products refined in our country, and opportunities from the Canadian oil sands and Mexico’s energy reforms provide increasing ways to expand North American energy collaboration. This hearing will examine these issues and ways to increase U.S. energy cooperation with Canada and Mexico in the days ahead.”

 

Opening Statements

Witnesses

Ms. Sarah Ladislaw
Director and Senior Fellow
Energy and National Security Program
Center for Strategic and International Studies
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Aaron Padilla, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor
International Policy
American Petroleum Institute
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Duncan Wood, Ph.D.
Director
Mexico Institute
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
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