Will Brazil's New Natural Gas Law Stimulate Investment?


Larry Pascal, member of the Energy Advisor board and a partner at Haynes and Boone in Dallas participates in a Q&A in Inter-American Dialogue's Latin America Energy Advisor on August 24, 2009.

Question: Earlier this year, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva signed a new natural gas law that aims to better regulate the industry, stimulate domestic production and spur investment in natural gas infrastructure. What will be the biggest changes in the new regulatory regime and is the law likely to have its intended effect? Will Brazil be able to reduce its dependence on natural gas imports from Bolivia? What role will liquefied natural gas, a relatively new phenomenon in Brazil, play in the country's natural gas market?

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