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Filling The Gap: How the US Energy Boom is Shaping Refining Markets in Latin America



The surge in unconventional oil and gas production in North America has dramatically shifted energy markets in the Americas, with important implications for Latin America and the Caribbean. A new report by Lisa Viscidi, Director of the Energy, Climate Change and Extractive Industries Program at the Inter-American Dialogue, examines the factors behind rising oil demand and the growing deficit in refining capacity in Latin America, as well as the geopolitical implications of increasing US oil product exports to the region.

Click here to access a PDF of the report. (Español)

Peru, like many Latin American countries, has long faced tensions between governments looking to monetize the nation’s mineral and hydrocarbons resources and local communities concerned about environmental and social degradation on their lands. In a sign that such conflicts are continuing unabated, recent protests over an oil and gas project led to violent clashes and political turmoil for the Ollanta Humala government.

Lisa Viscidi, Energy Program Director, and Jason Fargo analyze the situation here.

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The Energy, Climate Change and Extractive Industries Program seeks to improve understanding and communication on energy policy issues in Latin America through research, public events and roundtable discussions.  By producing balanced analysis and convening policymakers, corporate leaders and industry experts, the program informs and shapes policies that promote investment while encouraging economically, socially and environmentally responsible development of natural resources.


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Lisa Viscidi, Program Director
Genaro Arriagada, Non-Resident Senior Fellow
Rebecca O'Connor, Program Assistant


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