Geopolitics of Natural Gas in the Western Hemisphere

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Geopolitics of Natural Gas in the Western Hemisphere

Date: October 1
Time: 8:30am –10:00am
Location: The Archer Center, 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC.
Contact: Alexis Arthur

LNG CarrierThe United States’ resurgence as a major oil and gas producer has been well-documented. More importantly, arguments abound that exportation of natural gas from the US, particularly in the form of liquefied natural gas (LNG), should be used to alter the energy geopolitics of the Western Hemisphere. Over forty years since the Arab oil embargo, the US is again at an historical energy moment with important foreign policy implications. But intense debate has arisen over the best course for the new US energy future and particularly the role for exports of natural gas. At the same time, the geopolitical elements have only become more critical especially in our own hemisphere.

Join the Institute of the Americas and the Latin America and Caribbean Program at the University of Texas at Austin for a discussion on how the U.S. energy revolution and natural gas can be most effectively utilized to increase diplomacy and support economic development across the Western Hemisphere. Panelists will also analyze where the export question, as well as social and environmental concerns, fit into the broader debate on the U.S. shale revolution.



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