By Oke Peter
An international organisation that promotes activities in power and energy sector in the world, EnergyNet Limited, has announced that its 2017 edition of Latin America and Caribbean Gas Options summit will hold between 16th and 17th November in Panama City.
The event will be taking place under the aegis of the Secretariat of Energy of Panama with official endorsement by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and will be hosted in partnership with the International Gas Union (IGU), the largest natural gas organisation in the world representing about 97 per cent of the world gas market.
Among the topics to be discussed at the summit are: Gas in the energy mix: South Cone, Central America and the Caribbean Import and Export – Shale and LNG Infrastructure; Technology in Latin America and Caribbean Gas Supply as well as the Contracts Financing Options in the region and Panama’s role in the Regional Gas for Power Industry.
Some of those that will speak at the event are: Dr. Victor Carlos Urrutia, Secretario Ejecutivo, Secretaría Nacional de Energía, Panamá Ing; Luis Alfonso Chang Navarro, Honorable Ministro, Ministerio de Energía y Minas, Guatemala; Luis Bertrán Rafecas Secretario General, International Gas Union (IGU); David Madero Suárez. Director General, Centro Nacional de Control del Gas Natural, México; Marcelo Ferreira Alfradique, Superintendente Adjunto de Gas Natural, Empresa de Pesquisa Energética (EPE), Brazil and Luis Reyes, Secretario Ejecutivo, Consejo Nacional de Energía among others.
Expected at the summit are over 200 senior level delegates in the gas sector and this include: Ministers of Energy, Gas Regulators, NOCs, NGC’s, IOCS and the major private sector Natural Gas, LNG and Energy companies such as: YPF, YPFB, Pemex, Ecopetrol, Petrobras, Chevron, Shell, Cheniere, ExxonMobil, Statoil, Total, Promigas, Repsol, Excelerate, Tecpetrol, Wintershall, PAE, Ancap, Axion Energy, Cenit, Coga, Cupet, Enap, Equion, Censa, Odelval, Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica, PDVSA, Pemex, Petroamazonas, Petroecuador, Petropar, Petroperu, Petrotrin, Pluspetrol, Recope, Schlumberger, Spectrum, Sempra LNG, Staatsolie, Honeywell, Marubeni, The AES Corporation, Karpowership, Weatherford, Mitsubishi, China National Petroleum Corporation, Modec, Enagas S.A., ENGIE, Enel, Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS), UNIPER, Bureau Veritas, INC., China LNG Association, China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec), ConocoPhillips Company, DNV GL, Edison SpA, ENI, INPEX Corporation, OPIC, USAID, IFC/The World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, CAF, JICA, EIB, KFW, Santander, HSBC, CITI, Brookfield, Banistmo, Itaú, BBVA, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Scotiabank, Standard Chartered, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Actis, Abraaj, I-Squared Capital, Denham Capital, Siemens, Samsung, GE, Chint, ABB, Schneider Electric, Huawei, Aggreko, Wartsila, Metka, Enbridge and CB&I, among others.