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The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) this week announced a call for initial proposals for gas projects from project sponsors or US companies working with project sponsors in emerging markets.

These entities are invited to submit an initial concept paper (not to exceed five pages) on projects related to gas infrastructure development to USTDA by no later than Monday, January 28, 2019 at 12:00pm Eastern Time to be considered for funding.

The call for proposals builds on the success of the inaugural year of the US Gas Infrastructure Exports Initiative, which was launched by USTDA and US industry in November 2017.

In the first year of the Initiative, USTDA generated over $1.5 billion in US exports and funded thirteen gas-related activities in over 20 countries.

The proposal should include a brief description of the project’s size and status, including project location, economic fundamentals, equipment and technology requirements, legal and regulatory considerations, and the purpose and amount of USTDA funding requested.

The proposal should also outline the sponsor’s experience, potential options for financing, risks the project faces, and estimated potential for US content in the project’s implementation.

Proposals can involve upstream, midstream, and downstream components of the gas industry, including:

  • Gas exploration
  • Refining
  • LNG infrastructure
  • Pipelines and storage
  • Transportation
  • Gas-fired power
  • Emissions reduction technologies

Eligibility criteria

USTDA accepts proposals to support traditional energy project development in low and middle-income countries around the world.

Teams comprised of qualifying US businesses and eligible entities from the public or private sectors may submit proposals wherever the US business meets USTDA’s nationality requirements.

Prospective developers may pose questions to USTDA at:  gasinitiative@ustda.gov.

Five-page proposals that are responsive to the evaluation criteria may be submitted to this address no later than Friday, January 18, 2019 at 12:00pm Eastern Time to be included in this call for proposals.