• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Masataka Yarita

Japan Organization for Metals and Energy Security (JOGMEC)

Project Director – Business Strategy, Research and Analysis Department

Masataka YARITA oversees business development for oil and gas upstream activities including low carbon solutions as Project Director, Business Strategy Department of Japan Organization for Metals and Energy Security (JOGMEC). He is jointly appointed as Senior Researcher for oil markets and European oil, gas and climate change issues in Research and Analytics Department of JOGMEC since November 2021. Previously, he served as a stocks and demand analyst at the International Energy Agency (IEA) and provided analysis on OECD and major non-OECD petroleum inventories for the flagship monthly publication, Oil Market Report. He also contributed the IEA’s five-year oil market forecast providing an analysis on fundamental economic issues, petrochemical sector and global strategic petroleum reserves. He holds LLM in International Oil and Gas Law and Policy with Distinction from University of Dundee in Scotland and bachelor’s degree of Global Political Economy from Waseda University in Tokyo. He is an active member of Association of International Energy Negotiators (AIEN, formerly known as AIPN).

Sessions With Masataka Yarita

Wednesday, 8 March

  • 04:30pm - 05:00pm (CST) / 08/mar/2023 10:30 pm - 08/mar/2023 11:00 pm

    The Realities of Developing and Scaling Low-carbon Economies

    A key success factor for carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) and other decarbonization projects is government/policy support, including favorable tax treatment and financing of large-scale hubs and infrastructure such as is occurring in North America and Europe. Given the experiences from developed economies, how can such projects in developing regions be incentivized to test low-carbon technologies? How can these projects then be scaled up given the policy and financing support available?