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Latin America & Caribbean Gas Options

16 - 17 November 2017, Panama City

Linking Global Gas Markets from the Context of Latin America & Caribbean


The Latin America & Caribbean Gas Options (LACGO) gathers some of the most exciting Latin American and Caribbean gas markets to address the future of gas for power in the region. The meeting addresses the appetite and demand for gas for power, governments’ strategies and infrastructure requirements to enable the sector.


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Latin America & Caribbean Gas Options

16 - 17 November 2017, Panama City

Linking Global Gas Markets from the Context of Latin America & Caribbean


The Latin America & Caribbean Gas Options (LACGO) gathers some of the most exciting Latin American and Caribbean gas markets to address the future of gas for power in the region. The meeting addresses the appetite and demand for gas for power, governments’ strategies and infrastructure requirements to enable the sector.


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The Latin America and Caribbean Gas Options meeting is being developed as a platform for gas cooperation for the LAC region with regional and international partners along the gas value chain. LACGO will showcase gas procurement and utilisation strategies, bringing together a global gathering of energy leaders in order to enable Latin America and the Caribbean to achieve its gas potential, taking into account the specific stages of gas development that characterise countries of the region.

Panama has been chosen as a strategic location to host this investors’ gathering considering its potential to become a gas hub for the region. As the Panama Government states, the expansion of the Panama Canal which was completed in June 2016 aims at increasing the Canal’s capacity and allow for the transit of larger vessels. Canal authorities are also studying the possibility of building an LNG receiving terminal both for local power generation and with the aim of bunkering to provide LNG for ship borne propulsion. The move would further entrench Panama’s role in the new LNG market, both in the region and the world.

This project will act as an anchor for the multiple efforts that are being made by national, multilateral and private institutions to enable the regulatory framework and technical conditions needed to facilitate the advancement of a structured gas market at both national and regional levels.


Gas Industry in LAC Region

The advantages of natural gas as a substitute for coal and liquid fuels suggest that this source will significantly increase its share in the world and regional energy matrices in the next few decades. The International Energy Agency estimates that gas fired generation in Central and South America will increase by an average of 2.2 per cent a year, and that natural gas will take an increased share of total electricity generation, rising from 22 per cent in 2007 to 29 per cent in 2035. The advances in technology and, in particular, developments related to small scale liquefaction and regasification, are enabling investments and generating a paradigm shift in natural gas monetization schemes in Latin America and are facilitating the conditions for gas integration in Central America and the Caribbean. Although there is a positive will from both public and private sector sides to strengthen the use of natural gas in these countries, uncertainties remain with regards to countries’ objectives and strategies to enable this process.

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Topics discussed at LACGO 2017

  • Gas in the energy mix: South Cone, Central America and the Caribbean
  • Import and Export – Shale and LNG
  • Infrastructure and Technology in Latin America and Caribbean Gas 
  • Supply Contracts
  • Financing Options in the region
  • Panama’s Role in the Regional Gas for Power Industry 


"Thank you very much for your management and congratulations again, not only for the excellent organization of the event, but also for the focus on  Latin America and the benefits that it will undoubtedly bring to the companies that have a presence in the region." 

Álvaro Eduardo Amaya Contreras, Gerente Comercial, Contugas


Post Show Report- Latin America Energy Forum 2016 

Download the post show report from the latest Forum dedicated solely to power development in Latin America


Latin America Energy Insights

Latin America energy Insights is the E-book published by EnergyNet ahead of the Latin America energy Froum in March 2017. The publication is a collection of insights and reports from the energy industry leaders working in Latin America. Interviewed prior to speaking at the Forum, they gave an overview of the opportunities that exist for investors, but also challenges and factors needed to drive forward project development in the region.

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Opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean


Southern Gas Pipeline: The Peruvian Government will name a contractor for maintenance of the existing works and has announced its desire to call a new tender within nine months 
In February 2017, CNPC Peru S.A. started the exploitation phase of Block 58, where it holds a 100% interest following an announcement in November 2016 that Block 58 (Camisea basin) holds 3.9 TCFs of natural gas reserves. The company must now begin the construction of production facilities and evaluation of the most suitable transportation pipeline. It is worth noting that the Peruvian Government was expecting CNPC Peru S.A. to use the now defunct Gasoducto Sur Peruano pipeline, and must now either accommodate a new transporter concessionaire to match the expectations of CNPC Peru S.A. or relaunch the project.
Progress is being made in relation to the Gás para Crescer (“Gas for Growth”) initiative to transform the country’s natural gas sector by reducing the role of Petrobras and opening up the market. A resolution by the CNPE, resolution nº 10 of 14 December 2016, was published in the Brazilian Official Gazette in April. The resolution outlines the strategic aims of the policy, such as introducing international best practices, attracting investment, and promoting active, diverse and competitive sector participation


Ecopetrol announced a gas discovery in the Caribbean Sea at its Purple Angel 1 well. The exploration of this block is a result of a partnership between the company and Texas-based Anadarko Petroleum, each party holding a 50 percent interest.

Accordingly, as part of a strategy to increase its presence in the area, Ecopetrol and Mexico’s state-owned petroleum company, Pemex, signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a framework of cooperation that will allow the exchange of technical knowledge, information and experience. Pemex further stated that business development opportunities with diverse segments of the hydrocarbon industry will also be explored.

Soruce: Latin America Quaterly Energy Update, February 2017 and April 2017


LNG Terminals in Latin America and the Caribbean


Source: Regional Association of oil, gas and biofuels sector companies in Latin America and the Caribbean, April 2016


Industry News and Articles

Can Panama become a regional energy hub?

Latin America gas and key issues, Gas Strategies

A New Trade Route for Natural Gas Opens in Panama

Panama Oil and Gas Market Insight and Outlook Report (H2 2015) - Forecasts of Exploration, Production, Refinery, LNG, Storage, Pipeline Projects, Investments, Companies, Trade and Prices

Panama proposed LNG regas projects

Progress so far of a $1 billion Investment 380 MW natural gas plant being built by AES in Colon, Panama


For more information about this meeting or how to get involved in the Latin America and Caribbean Gas options 2017, contact us at LATAM@energynet.co.uk quoting PANAMA


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To find out about speaking opportunities at the Latin America and Caribbean Gas options 2017, please email Talita Covre at Talita.Covre@energynet.co.uk or call +44 207 384 7719


H.E. Gonzalo Tamayo Flores, Honorable Minister, Ministry of Energy and Mines, Peru, speaking during the Latin Americ: Energy Forum in March 2017 in Washington DC during the session focusing on the Role of Gas for Power: The Strategic Vision




Latin America and Caribbean Gas options 2017 will take place in Panama City, Panama


We have arranged preferential rates for our delegates to stay at the chosen hotel.

For the availability and preferential rates, please contact Alexandra Cianciara at alexandra.cianciara@energynet.co.uk


Visiting Panama City

Panama City, the capital of Panama, is a modern city framed by the Pacific Ocean and man-made Panama Canal. Casco Viejo, its cobblestoned historic center, is famed for colonial-era landmarks like the neoclassical Palacio Presidencial and bougainvillea-filled plazas lined with cafes and bars. The Miraflores Locks offers views of ships traversing the canal, an essential shipping route linking the Atlantic and Pacific.




Why Attend

Why attend?

Taking place in Panama City with its most important for the international trade- Panama Canal, this inaugural meeting will enable discussions at a higher profile and will unveil real opportunities for business development between LATAM and Caribbean companies and organisations and internal investors interested in the region.


Meet carefully selected project developers and investors from around the world in a deal-making environment.

Explore opportunities in different Latin American gas markets, helping companies willing to diversify their portfolio and also exploring cross-border investment opportunities.

Hear about the latest investment trends and get a clear indication of locations of the best investment opportunities in Latin America and Caribbean

Join the workshops presenting some of the biggest financial brains in the industry to provide tangible solutions to financing models for existing projects.


Who will attend?

With the contribution of key Latin American and Caribbean public leaders and private sector stakeholders, and the participation of over 200 senior representatives from the entire power value chain, including government ministers, regulators, heads of utilities, buyers, influencers, technology providers, developers, financiers and donor organisations, the forum is designed to hasten the pace of gas development and anticipate the trends for the region’s energy future.





Commercial Partnership opportunities with the Latin America and Caribbean Gas options 2017

If your company offers products services and solutions to the gas to power sector and you are looking to generate awareness of these services, the Latin America and Caribbean Gas Options will offer your business bespoke sponsorship opportunities to raise your company’s profile, present your business as a thought leader within its field, and provide direct access to senior decision makers already active in within the Latam and Caribbean gas industry.




To discuss a tailor-made package for the Latin America and Caribbean Gas Options 2017 please contact:


 Alex Moulds

Business Development Director 

International +44 (0)7500 702 171






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Media Partner

The Business & Oil Magazine was born from the need to inform the mining and energy sector on the events occurring around it. Our interest is to provide businesses, governments, organizations and all those involved with the world of hydrocarbons, with complete, truthful and useful information to strengthen communication processes and information from the sctor.
With more than three years of free quarterly circulation, Magazine Business and Petroleum has approximately 100,000 readers in Colombia, 30,000 in other countries in Latin America and more than three thousand followers on social networks. This added to its presence in national and international industry events, and allowed it to become a major information platform in the sector. www.negociosypetroleo.com
La Revista Negocios & Petróleo nace de la necesidad de informar al sector minero energético sobre los acontecimientos que ocurren alrededor del mismo. Nuestro interés es brindar a empresarios, gobiernos, organizaciones y todos quienes están involucrados con el mundo de los hidrocarburos, información completa, veraz y útil para fortalecer los procesos de comunicación desde y hacia el sector.
Con más de tres años de circulación trimestral gratuita, Revista Negocios y Petróleo cuenta con aproximadamente 100 mil lectores en Colombia, 30.000 en otros países de América Latina y más de tres mil seguidores en redes sociales. Esto, sumado a su presencia en eventos sectoriales nacionales e internacionales le han permitido consolidarse como una importante ventana informativa del sector. www.negociosypetroleo.com

If you are interested in becoming an official media partner or supporting association for this meeting, we would like to hear from you.

Alexandra Cianciara
Marketing Executive

+44 (0) 20 7384 7936




Growing Economies: Latin America Energy Forum 2017

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For more information on how to get involved with the Latin America and Caribbean Gas options 2017 please contact us:
For speaking or programme enquiries: 
Talita Covre
Production Manager
T: +44 (0) 207 384 7719
For commercial partnership opportunities: 
Alex Moulds
Business Development Director
T: +44 (0)20 7384 8009
For delegate & marketing enquiries: 
Alexandra Cianciara
Marketing Executive
T: +44 (0)20 7384 7936
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