Utah Governor’s Office of Energy Development, Baja California Sign Deal to Cooperate on Energy Exports, Technology, and Infrastructure

Last month, the Utah Governor’s Office of Energy Development and the Baja California Ministry of Economic Development announced an agreement to increase Utah’s exports of coal and natural gas to the Mexican state.

Under the memorandum of understanding, Utah and the Baja California offices will encourage cooperation across infrastructure development, trade opportunities among regulators and operators, identification of potential global markets, and promotion of visits by government, industry and other specialists.

Notes Laura Nelson, Governor Gary R. Herbert’s energy advisor and NASEO Board member: “Utah’s strong economic focus, consistent policy landscape and diverse natural energy resource mix has positioned us to become a global powerhouse for energy exports. As the world’s demand for energy continues to rise, Utah’s unparalleled resources can play a key role in helping the world realize greater energy security, which will also serve to strengthen our rural communities at home.”