South American Energy Summit

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The South American Energy Summit is the name for one of a sequence of summits bringing together delegations from the countries of the Union of South American Nations to discuss energy related issues.

First South American Energy Summit[edit]

The first South American Energy Summit took place on April 16–17 2007, on Isla Margarita, in the Venezuelan state of Nueva Esparta.[1] Ten of the 12 South American presidents attend in person, the exceptions being Tabaré Vázquez of Uruguay and Alan García of Peru.[2] Among the issues discussed was the production of ethanol fuel in the region, over which the countries have differing views. It was agreed that a new South American Energy Council, headed by the energy ministers of the 12 countries, would be created to co-ordinate energy policy, while the prospect of a future South American Energy Treaty was also raised.[3]

On non-energy topics, the presidents also agreed that the South American Community of Nations should be renamed the Union of South American Nations.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Delegations Confirm Presence at SA Energy Summit, Prensa Latina, published 2007-04-08, accessed 2007-04-19.
  2. ^ Leaders Meet in Venezuela for First South American Energy Summit,, published 2007-04-18, accessed 2007-04-19.
  3. ^ Leaders Overcome Impasse on Ethanol, Inter Press Service News Agency, published 2007-04-17, accessed 2007-04-19.