His visit comes on the heels of the conclusion of the 16th International Energy Forum (IEF) ministerial here on Thursday that returned to India after a gap of 22 years and which was attended by the US Under Secretary of Energy.
According to a US Department of Energy statement issued in Washington, "the trip will conclude with the inaugural Strategic Energy Partnership meeting co-chaired by Secretary Perry and India's Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan."
State-run gas utility GAIL India has signed a long-term contract to buy 3.5 million tonne of LNG per year for 20 years from Cheniere Energy of the US and has also booked capacity for another 2.3 million tonne at Dominion Energy's Cove Point liquefaction plant.
"Energy is an increasingly central pillar of the US-India commercial and strategic relationship. Opportunities exist not only in oil and gas, but in renewable energy, civil nuclear, infrastructure, efficiency, and technologies such as energy storage and smart grids," a USIBC statement said here.
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