Session Details

Can Latin America Achieve its Gas Potential?

Wednesday, March 11

07:30 am - 08:40 am

Gas markets in South America’s Southern Cone are at an inflection point. Brazil’s pre-salt and Argentina’s Vaca Muerta have the potential to supply gas volumes that can outstrip demand. The prospect of abundant low-cost natural gas supply creates opportunities to restructure the power mix and resuscitate the region’s industrial landscape. However, unlocking the full potential of pre-salt and Vaca Muerta gas will require improvements in regulations, market conditions, infrastructure, and colossal investments. What barriers need to be removed to realize this potential? What are the roles of the private sector, the NOCs, and governments? Could the risk of too much gas become a curse that undermines the development of the Southern Cone’s gas potential?  

Session Speakers
  • Sebastian Borgarello

    IHS Markit

    Head of Energy Consulting for Americas

  • Clarissa Lins

    Catavento Consultoria

    Founding Partner

  • Gustavo Baquero Méndez

    Equinor

    Senior Vice President Operations Technology Excellence, Development & Production International

  • Anelise Quintao Lara

    Petrobras

    Chief Refining & Gas Natural Officer

  • Marcos Bulgheroni

    Pan American Energy Group

    Group CEO