USTDA, U.S. Government Partner With U.S. Industry to Promote Gas Sector Exports

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency in coordination with LNG Allies, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Energy Institute and other government partners and industry members, reaffirmed their commitment to the U.S. Gas Infrastructure Exports Initiative and the deployment of U.S. technologies to modernize the global gas sector.

“With nearly 30 years of expertise, USTDA has supported more than 300 activities to advance gas infrastructure development in 70 emerging markets, generating more than $7 billion in U.S. exports,” said USTDA Acting Director Thomas R. Hardy. “That’s why USTDA is uniquely positioned to support the global gas sector in the 21st century and beyond.”

Launched in November 2017, the Initiative connects American companies to new export opportunities across the gas value chain in emerging economies. Hardy also announced the public release of USTDA’s Natural Gas Project Preparation Guide.

Today’s event at the U.S. Chamber of Conference highlighted keynotes from several key U.S. agency and department leaders, including EXIM Bank President and Chairman Kimberly A. Reed, USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick, Department of State Assistant Secretary for Energy Resources Francis F. Fannon, Department of Commerce Assistant Secretary for Global Markets Ian Steff, and Department of Energy Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oil and Natural Gas Shawn Bennett.

On March 10, USTDA and LNG Allies will host a related event in Houston. For more information and to register for the event, please visit here.


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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