WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary Perry started day four of the 2018 World Gas Conference (WGC) with a live CNBC Squawk Box interview where he gave an overview of his activities for the week, including his efforts to build out energy infrastructure and promote LNG exports. He then participated in a joint press conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center with Ray Washburne of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) to discuss partnerships for energy investments in the Americas.
This afternoon, Secretary Perry toured the official World Gas Conference Exhibit Hall, which spans six city blocks, and got a first-hand look at the displays of next-generation gas technologies. The Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy was showcased at one of the many booths the Secretary visited.
Secretary Perry also met with several international energy leaders to continue his efforts in promoting U.S. LNG abroad. Finally, he participated in an official WGC ministerial panel on integrating gas in the Americas with the Minister of Energy and Mining, Javier Iguacel, of Argentina, as well as representatives from the private sector. He emphasized the importance of cooperation in improving gas infrastructure throughout the Western Hemisphere.