Renewables throw LNG a lifeline in Latin America

Do not write off Latin America’s LNG sector just yet. Renewables will need a hefty back-up, conference speakers in Houston argued this week
By Chris Noon 23 June 2017
An LNG cargo arrives in Brazil. LNG could still play a key role in the country despite production growth. (Petrobras)

The growth of renewables in Latin America will support LNG demand, delegates at the CWC World LNG and Gas Americas Summit heard on Thursday. However, speakers warned the region’s LNG players that innovation would be crucial to growth.

Eduardo Maranhão, chief executive of Centrais Elétricas de Sergipe, which is building an LNG terminal and gas-to-power plant in Brazil’s northeastern state of Sergipe, said the growth of renewables in Brazil improved the prospects for LNG regasification projects. 

“The more that matrix grows, the more...

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