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U.S. Natural Gas Exports Increase Discussion of Panama Canal Expansion

The Greeley (CO) Tribune reports that “with some 16 months to go before Panama expects to finish its canal expansion, could another set of locks to handle even bigger ships be in its future?”  

“The idea first surfaced last year during a Latin American ports conference in Bogota when Rodolfo Sabonge, a Panama Canal Authority marketing and development executive, said the authority was studying whether demand would warrant a fourth set of locks.”  

“But it seemed to gain credibility last week when a Chinese engineering delegation visiting Panama expressed interest in being part of a new locks project.”

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