Conference in Bolivia to Discuss Brazilian Gas Strategy

La Paz, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Brazil”s gas strategy and its relationship with Bolivia will be among the topics discussed at the First International Oil and Gas Conference, to be held on May 19 and 20 in the Bolivian city of Santa Cruz.

With this objective, the director of Gas and Energy of the Brazilian company Petrobras, Maria das Gracas Silva Foster, will attend the event, organized by the state-owned petrol company of Bolivia (YPFB).

According to official data, Das Gracas Foster is one of the 50 most important business women in the world of oil and was awarded the Medalha Tiradentes, the highest award given by the state of Rio de Janeiro, for her contribution to the development of her country and the region.

According to organizers, the event wil be attended by delegates of the major state enterprises, officials of several governments, observers and representatives of organizations specializing in international energy.

The president of Petroleos de Venezuela and the Energy Minister of that country, Rafael Ramírez, officials of the ministry of non-renewable resources of Ecuador and Argentine government representatives will also participate in the event.

The president of YPFB, Carlos Villegas, said that participants in the meeting will discuss the prospects and challenges of the gas industry in Latin America.

The forum will serve as a launching pad for the 2010-2020 Exploration Plan of YPFB, which seeks to increase the reserves of gas and associated liquids, said Villegas.

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