22 September 2015

Business models of natural gas and LNG, and its potential in the optimization of the energy matrix will be the topics of debate in the ARPEL Seminar in Chile

  • Latin America and the Caribbean face the challenge of optimizing the composition of the energy matrix and the cost of energy, due to its consequent impact on competitiveness and in economic and social development. Natural gas makes its way into this situation as a high potential alternative, and indeed, several countries of the region are developing infrastructure and LNG projects that will increase the use of natural gas in its energy matrix.

    Given the importance of this topic and in order to create a space of high-level dialogue about the role of natural gas in the optimization of the energy matrix, the Regional Association of Oil, Gas and Biofuels Sector Companies in Latin America and the Caribbean (ARPEL), through its Gas and Energy Committee, will held on October 28 and 29, in Santiago de Chile, the Seminar “Development of Natural Gas Markets”.

    This event also seeks to promote the exchange of experiences and lessons learned of the different countries and companies of the region, regarding all the issues related to the development of natural gas markets and investment fostering.

    The Seminar will count with the participation of representatives of all major companies, consultants and institutions of the region such as: ENAP, Repsol, YPF, YPFB, Peru LNG, Galileo, ACERA, Generadoras de Chile, IHS, Wood Mackenzie, Argus Media, CIER, CBHE, GNL Mejillones, and Gas Fenosa, among others.

    Moreover, professionals from Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica and Spain will be present.

    The current situation and perspectives of natural gas markets and energy in the region; Small Scale LNG; Opportunities for the development of virtual pipelines in the region; Optimization of the energy and electricity generation matrix, through natural gas; Energy complementarity and integration; Lessons learned from the natural gas exporting countries, and the development and future viability of Natural Gas in transportation,  will be some of the main topics  that shape the agenda of the event organized by  ARPEL,  association that is celebrating this year its  50 anniversary.

    The event is aimed at executives and business developers from the natural gas industry and LNG, executives from the electricity sector, representatives from the mining sector, high officials from government agencies, in charge of energy regulation and planning, professionals of the financial sector, service providers and academics. 

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