Friday, January 19, 2018

Relief of natural gas shortage *

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley

PRIME Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday announced some good news—Government has successfully brokered deals to ensure relief to the shortage of natural gas in the country.

Speaking at the post-Cabinet news conference at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann's, Rowley said energy plants in Point Lisas were facing the problem where they did not have enough gas to keep them alive.

The former government, he said, was “lying” when they said there was no gas shortage and the curtailment of gas was due to maintenance works.

Rowley said to tackle this problem his government went directly to the Venezuelan government and negotiated for gas from the North coast Dragon field.

An agreement was reached where Venezuela will supply gas to Trinidad for its plants to operate.


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