There have been a variety of efforts in recent years to harmonize energy policy and markets across the US, Canada, and Mexico. At the North American Gas Forum meeting this past week in Washington D.C. some of these efforts were discussed.

The most important change in the energy landscape has clearly been the shale boom with surprising production of natural gas and light tight oil using advanced drilling and well stimulation technology. The enormous new supplies of natural gas in the US and Canada have altered long-standing trade flows. Mexico wishes to get in on the act as well since they have large shale plays that have yet to be developed. North America has the potential to be an energy powerhouse and major exporter, but many regulatory details and infrastructure issues need to be sorted out first.

via United States Mexico and Canada Energy Partnership | The Energy Collective.