Brazilians Pay Visit to PA For Gas Drilling Advice
A group of Brazilian officials spent Thursday touring gas drilling sites in Washington County according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Natural gas in Brazil is three times more expensive than it is here, so their officials came for advice on how to safely manage their own shale resources and find American ingenuity to help.
“It’s a great opportunity for your country here and for our country there,” said Luciano Pizzatto, president of Compagas, which distributes natural gas in the Brazilian state of Paraná. “You have a good technology, you pay attention to environmental problems and you have a social return. This technology can transfer immediately to countries like Brazil with little adjustment.”
The visit comes on the heels of Governor Corbett’s recent trade mission to Brazil and Chile.
As part of the trip, Corbett signed a joint declaration with the governor of the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro to promote collaboration and investments in energy, particularly in oil and natural gas development.