AWARDS: Best Energy Deal

Oct 1, 2008

Big Deal, Challenging Market - Peru LNGThe Camisea gas fields represent a mountain of wealth for Peru and a chance for it to become self sufficient in hydrocarbon energy. It will also be a long-lasting source of power for Mexico, which is preparing infrastructure to receive the gas. The scale of the project alone raises a host of domestic issues, including numerous political and environmental pitfalls, placing it among the most ambitious and strategically critical undertakings ever for Peru. By extension, financing a $3.8 billion liquefaction facility being built on the coast to export the gas – dubbed Peru LNG – is an experiment in multilateral and commercial project finance more than three years in the making. Peru LNG also advances the blueprint for financing individual pieces of large-scale, integrated infrastructure projects, many of which are forthcoming in LatAm. For its contributions to the region’s project finance record, it is...

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