The Energy Security Leadership Council, a private organization with prominent US business people and security officials as members, will send a delegation to China next month to discuss shared interests in oil security, Reuters reported. Retired navy admiral and former director of national intelligence Dennis Blair disclosed the visit, saying that he and fellow delegates would seek to find common areas of concern about global oil markets, including a shared interest in obtaining oil supplies at "a reasonable price." The Council recently published a set of sweeping recommendations intended to reduce the oil dependence of the US transportation system. The trip is scheduled for mid-March and will include a seminar with the Energy Research Institute of China’s National Reform and Development Commission (NDRC). The Chinese embassy in Washington issued a statement concurring that China and the US have shared concerns in this regard and welcoming the upcoming dialogue.
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