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A Natural Fit

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Electricity-Gas
Integration
Challenges
in South America

SOUTH AMERICA IS ONE OF THE MOST DYNAMIC
regions for the joint development of natural gas and electricity.
Gas is abundant in the region, although unevenly distributed
(see Figure 1), with significant new reserves projected in Brazil
(in its Pre-Salt basins) and in Argentina (shale gas). Unconventional gas reserves in South America are estimated at
1,430 trillion ft3.
The region's long-term outlook is generally positive, as
abundant energy resources offer ample opportunities for the
region to sustain its economic growth and electrification; nearuniversal access to electricity is expected to be achieved by 2030. The region will remain a net oil,
gas, and coal exporter. Colombia and Venezuela will benefit from their sizable coal resources, and
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