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LNG terminal will be a hub for Caribbean — Shirley

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President and Chief Executive Officer of the Port Authority of Jamaica Professor Gordon Shirley has revealed that already one regional country is set to receive liquified natural gas (LNG) from the terminal here, which is poised to become LNG hub in the Caribbean.

“We are already aware that at least one of these (regional) nations will be receiving gas from our Montego Bay facility,” Professor Shirley revealed.

“The presence of liquified natural gas in Montego Bay is no doubt a source of additional interest in the international community, especially the small regional economies that are looking on and plan to utilise LNG as a fuel source.”

He was, on Friday evening, speaking at the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) and New Fortress ‘Gas to Jamaica Celebration’ at the site of the grounds of the JPS Bogue plant.

CEO of New Fortress Wes Edens argued that Jamaica’s approach to diversify energy will be replicated throughout the Caribbean.

“I think it is a celebration of what is to come, because I think what you see around you is the model of what is going to happen around the Caribbean; I think what you see around you is a model of what is going to happen around the world,” Edens said.

Published in the Observer
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