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20-year pipeline

Ricky Jordan

20-year pipeline

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THE PROPOSED?NATURAL GAS pipeline between Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago will run from Tobago, and is part of efforts to reduce supply costs and the overall astronomical energy prices here.
This was stated by the twin-island state’s Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, who revealed that the pipeline had recently featured in bilateral talks with Barbados’ Prime Minister Freundel Stuart.
“I believe it will redound to the great benefit of Barbados because energy is such an expensive item, and we would be able to cheapen supply. We also discussed where we should put the site for the supply and we are looking at Tobago to be closer to Barbados than out of Trinidad, again cutting down on costs,” she told the media yesterday at the end of the four-day Mexico-CARICOM Summit at Hilton Barbados.
Persad-Bissessar said her government was keen to get the project up and running, and many of its details had been worked out.
Read the full story in today’s DAILY NATION.