(The Americas)




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OIL PEAK:  (forecast)


Latin American oil production was fairly flat from 1998 to 2003 but is now picking up as new output is generated from offshore Brazil and other onshore areas, albeit partly offset by declines elsewhere. However by 2013 these increases will be only be just able to offset depletion of the older areas of Venezuela and Mexico and output is expected to remain flat.

Conversely gas production will continue to grow rapidly from many new areas both onshore and, especially, offshore.



Oil consumption has been growing and will continue to do so after a pause in 2009. Meanwhile exports are expanding and will increase to a peak in around 2013.

Gas consumption will increase rapidly as new sources come onstream. Net export of gas from the continent is just beginning. This gas is primarily destined for the USA as LNG (initially from Trinidad). New piped export routes are also planned into the Caribbean.


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