Securing long term supplies to meet the increasing demand for natural gas has become a top priority for both Latin American countries and their Caribbean counterparts. Both market places are now striving to encourage the installation of new energy sources based on natural gas and to ensure availability and sustainability of energy to meet domestic demand in the long term.
Export license grants are now well within reach; LNG export in North America is becoming a tangible reality and is on the radar as a major source of supply for Latin American importers. Latin American buyers and North American sellers are now in the prime position of forging long-term partnerships and achieving significant commercial success.
The LNG 360 Forum: Latin America & the Caribbean, which will be held from 15-17 January in Houston next year, will bring together major producers, importers and exporters, government representatives, project investors, shippers and other stakeholders to address the commercial and strategic challenges, and share their insights and experiences in the latest developments for capitalizing on LNG partnerships and projects. Also:
- Luis A. Pacheco, Senior Vice President, Planning & AIT, Pacific Rubiales Energy, Columbia, will be disclosing developments for the first FLNG project in South America and their proposed plans for supplying gas to the Caribbean market.
- Silvia De Marucci, Leader, Liquid Bulk Segment, Panama Canal Authority, Panama, will be discussing the progress of the Panama Canal expansion and the impact this will have on the LNG shipping and trade on a global scale
- Peter Hansen, CEO, Oregon LNG, USA, will uncover new developments for the Oregon LNG project and its potential role in the supply chain to South America
- Ernie Megginson, LNG Project Manager, Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy&Mining, Jamaica, will reveal an insider’s perspective on Jamaica’s FSRU project and how this project may solve the Caribbean’s energy demands.
LNG World News Staff, September 12, 2012