Latin America & the Caribbean

CLDP stands ready to provide increased technical assistance in Latin America and the Caribbean. At present, CLDP is working with the Colombian Ministry of Mines and Energy under the aegis of the State Department’s Unconventional Gas Technical Engagement Program. CLDP is assisting the efforts of Colombian officials to develop a national policy for the production of coal bed methane by sharing lessons learning from the U.S.’s experience with this type of unconventional gas production. One key challenge that CLDP is addressing is the issue of overlapping lease rights between coal bed methane and coal mining operations, particularly the issue of ensuring due process in any government intervention when leaseholders are unable to voluntarily agree on a coordinated development plan. Please click here to learn about CLDP's results in Latin America and the Caribbean.

CLDP in Action

July 18, 2017 - July 19, 2017

The­­ U.S. Department of Commerce’s Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) hosted a 2-day workshop on July 18 and 19 in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to provide guidance to the Argentinian Ministry of Mines and Energy with the offshore leasing process.