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Energy Integration in the Americas

Council of the Americas

October 4, 2017


(Image: U.S. Dept. of Energy)

The global gas industry is undergoing a profound transformation. Surging supplies from the ongoing U.S. shale revolution, a wave of new liquefaction capacity, and the fast-growing liquefied natural gas (LNG) trade are disrupting traditional business and pricing models for gas. As a result, natural gas has become more fungible, flexible, and a truly global market. 

Until recently, Latin American countries had largely been marginal actors on the global gas stage, focusing instead on self-sufficiency and regional integration strategies for energy. But in recent years cheaper LNG prices and the impact of drought on the region’s hydropower resources have led to incremental growth in LNG consumption. 

Council of the Americas will host a private meeting with leading natural gas experts from government and industry in Latin America to discuss the region’s integration into global gas markets. The panel will provide key insights on how countries are balancing the development of abundant local supplies with competitively-priced imports; the main policies that can catalyze domestic gas industries; investment needs for gas infrastructure; and the region’s broader role in an increasingly global gas market.

Please join us for an important discussion on energy, investment, and the economies of Latin America.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Gonzalo Aguirre, Director, National Transport and Measurement of Hydrocarbons, Argentine Ministry of Energy and Mining
  • Giovani Machado, Superintendent, Natural Gas and Biofuels Department, Empresa de Pesquisa Energética (Brazil)
  • Jose M. Castro, General Manager, SPEC LNG (Colombia)
  • Ricardo Fernandez, Vice-President, Transportation and LNG Business Unit, Promigas‎ (Colombia)

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