WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2016 - The U.S., Canada and Mexico have launched a website to share energy information in North America. The collaboration grew out of a December 2014 memorandum of understanding among the three countries to create an institutional framework to share publicly available materials to improve energy information and energy outlooks for North America. Areas of focus include:
· Improve respective energy import and export data.
· Share publicly available geospatial information related to energy infrastructure.
· Exchange views and projections on cross-border energy flows.
· Develop a cross reference for terminology, concepts and definitions.
The three countries will convene working groups to validate trade statistics for liquid fuels, natural gas and electricity, and work to reconcile trade data discrepancies. The working groups will also maintain regular consultations on outlooks for energy markets, continue validation of geographic information system (GIS) data and expand energy infrastructure maps to include additional elements and functionality.
The site is hosted at North American Cooperation (NACEI) on Energy Information. The U.S. section links to a page on the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s beta website that is specifically focused on the goals of the trilateral group, with public information on trade statistics, static and interactive maps, results of a trilateral energy outlook project that applied common assumptions within the modeling frameworks used by each country and a cross reference for energy terminology in English, French and Spanish.
The website can be displayed in all three languages and has links to all three countries’ energy statistical agencies.
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