USTDA Supports New LNG Infrastructure in Latin America

Arlington, VA – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency has awarded two grants to support the expansion of natural gas infrastructure in Colombia and Mexico.

“These private sector projects will support energy diversification, create opportunities for U.S. companies and develop world-class infrastructure in a key region of the world,” said Todd Abrajano, USTDA’s Chief Operating Officer and Head of Agency. “This also builds upon USTDA’s commitment to working with partners in Latin America to expand LNG trade opportunities and in Mexico to build upon the already robust North American energy trade that is supported by the recent United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.”

In Colombia, USTDA’s grant to Aguadulce LNG, S.A.S. will assess the development of an LNG import terminal and a gas-fired power plant to provide reliable electricity in southwestern and central Colombia. USTDA’s assistance to Enestas, S.A. de C.V. in Mexico will help supply natural gas to new customers around the country through a network of micro-scale LNG plants.

These projects support the U.S. Gas Infrastructure Exports Initiative, while the Colombia project also supports the Growth in the Americas initiative.

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The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies.  USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries.

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