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Panama Goes Greener With Gas

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Gas is key to Panama's plans to become even greener over the next few decades, Energy Secretary Jorge Rivera Staff tells Energy Intelligence. The country, a major transit route for LNG, container and dry bulk shipping, ranks as carbon negative, meaning it absorbs more carbon than it emits. But it is highly vulnerable to climate change as a result of rising sea levels and dependence on hydropower. And as it looks to avert the worst impacts, gas will play a much bigger role in power generation, Rivera Staff said in an exclusive interview.

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