06 October 2009 23:24 [Source: ICIS news]
The union made its comments as part of the 2009 World Gas Conference, the first one organised in Latin America.Indeed, natural gas demand to produce ammonia could rise by 23% by 2030, assuming that the population of the world would reach 8bn, according to a report by the union.
However, demand should vary by country, said Roberto Brandt, chairman of the coordination committee of the IGU.
For example, Brazil accounts for 8% of natural gas production and 17% of natural gas demand in Latin America and the Caribbean region.
Brazil is expected to become a major player in the region by 2030, accounting for one third of the region's gas production and more than 40% of the region's gas demand.
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