Department of Energy

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry to Travel to South Africa for Africa Oil Week

October 18, 2017

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Next week, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry will travel to South Africa to represent the United States at Africa Oil Week.  During his time in Cape Town, the Secretary will provide remarks on U.S. oil and gas development, highlighting the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) commitment to bilateral energy partnerships with our allies in Africa, and deliver a keynote address on global energy policy. Secretary Perry will also participate in a DOE-led workshop on Sharing Natural Gas Development Experiences and meet with African energy ministers.

“I am honored to participate in Africa Oil Week to represent U.S. energy interests in the region and underscore this Administration’s commitment to strengthening our African energy partnerships,” said Secretary Perry. “I look forward to working discussions with our allies in South Africa and across the continent to advance mutually beneficial safe and sustainable energy development.”

Any press inquiries regarding this trip should email DOE News at doenews@hq.doe.gov.