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Costa Rica to bring natural gas to Central America

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The government of Costa Rica signed a decree that will allow the import and distribution of liquefied natural gas, LNG, in six months.

The government is aiming to use the gas to improve industrial production and transport, as it is cheaper and cleaner than oil.

State-owned Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad was among the first companies to show interest in changing to LNG. Among the private companies interested in making the change are ArcelorMittal and Vicesa.

Full story (in Spanish)