Source: Decision Made But Barbados Government Waiting To Announce It
There is probably a good reason that the Government of Barbados has not yet announced its decision to allow a US$550 million dollar natural gas pipeline from Trinidad & Tobago to Barbados.
Probably some details have to be finalized… like who pays for the pipeline, and where it will come ashore. Hmmm… I wonder who now owns the land where the pipeline will be coming ashore? I wonder who will be paying for it, who will get the construction contracts, and how much Barbados will make from the next section between Barbados and St. Lucia, Dominica, Martinique & Guadeloupe?
I wonder if this pipeline will create any “instant millionaires” on Barbados? No way of knowing because, here in Barbados, the details on billion dollar government deals never see the light of day.
There’s no way they would keep it under wraps just for political timing is there? Naw…. no way they would do that…
Advancement of a US$550mn natural gas pipeline project in the Caribbean is pending approval from Barbados’ government, Omar Gorib, gas marketing manager at Trinidad & Tobago’s National Gas Company (NGC), told BNamericas.
The first phase of the project would transport natural gas from Tobago to Barbados, said Gorib. The natural gas primarily will be used for power generation.
A source in Barbados connected to the pipeline project told BNamericas the government has approved the project and an official announcement is expected soon.
… article continues at Rigzone (link here)
Also see The Nation News September 28, 2006 pipeline article (link here)
A word of thanks to our sweetheart J, who sent this subject along to BFP