The Energy Committee was established by the Council in recognition of the energy sector’s importance to Southeast Asian economies and the partnership between the United States and ASEAN. The Committee has adapted to different purposes over the years. It has advocated on the power crisis in the Philippines, represented the U.S. private sector in the U.S.-Indonesia Energy Policy Dialogue, discussed regional energy cooperation and overlapping claims issues as part of an ongoing dialogue with the ASEAN Secretariat, and provided recommendations to the U.S. Government on its Asia EDGE (Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy) initiative.
The US-ASEAN Business Council’s Energy Committee is comprised of energy companies throughout the full industry stream, from energy production and transmission to retail and marketing. Specific industries represented include oil and gas, coal, wind, geothermal, energy efficiency, and energy infrastructure. The Energy Committee also covers the mining sector.
A healthy business climate for energy in Southeast Asia is integral to all other business sectors. The Council’s Energy Committee is the only American business group to have participated in the ASEAN Energy Ministers Meetings (AMEM). The Committee Co-Chairs are ConocoPhillips and ExxonMobil, and the Vice Chairs are Chevron, GE, and S&P Global.