The objectives of the Energy & Natural Resources Committee are to:
1. Establish a forum for contact and exchange of ideas and information among legal practitioners and academics in this field.
2. Disseminate information on the legal development in this area.
3. Organise or participate in conferences, workshops etc. to create an awareness of this area of law and to keep abreast of its development.
2014 Vancouver Annual Conference
The Energy and Natural Resources Committee proposed a session in conjunction with the Tax Law and International Construction Projects Committees entitled “Key Aspects of Pipeline Development”. This 3 hour session will look into the structuring of the various contracts and obtaining of authorizations needed to develop a pipeline and then explore various issues arising during its construction.
The keynote address will be given by the Honorable Jean Charest, Partner with McCarthy Tetrault in Montreal and former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada and Premier of Quebec.
Two round-tables will follow with an array of international speakers who will be responding to a mock case study on the development and then construction of an international pipeline.
2013 Seoul Annual Conference
The Energy Committee and Natural Resources held a 1.5 hour session on a hot topic, liquefied natural gas. The session was called "Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG): Why Has It Become So Popular?"
A panel of distinguished international lawyers shared their views on the relevance or not of LNG and the facilities that go with it in their jurisdictions. They also discussed the possible future development and use of LNG around the world among the producing, exporting and user countries.