Inter-Caribbean Natural Gas Pipeline
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Inter-Caribbean Natural Gas Pipeline, also called the Eastern Caribbean Gas Pipeline, is a proposed natural gas pipeline that passes through Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Martinique, and ends in Guadeloupe.
The pipeline runs from Scarborough in Trinidad and Tobago, to Pointe-a-Pitre in Guadeloupe.
- Owner: Beowulf Energy (30%), First Reserve (30%), Guardian Holdings (15%), Unit Trust Corporation (15%), National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago (10%)
- Current capacity:
- Length: 959 km / 596 miles
- Status: Proposed
- Start Year:
The proposed pipeline would start on the island of Tobago and run east to other Caribbean islands. The idea began with Patrick Manning, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, who announced in 2002 that his country was going to undertake one of the largest civil engineering projects in the Caribbean region. The project suffered a brief setback when Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez petitioned intensely that the pipeline should instead originate from Venezuela and reach further into the north, including Cuba and the United States. In March 2010 Barbados indicated after a two-year hiatus that it would seek to move toward the negotiations stage for the first stage of the pipeline from Tobago to Barbados. 
The overall pipeline would be 596 miles (959 km) long, including lateral lines. The first 177-mile (285 km) long stage would start from the Cove Point Estate in Tobago and run to Barbados. The second stage would be expanded to Saint Lucia, Dominica, Martinique, and Guadeloupe. The project was developed by the Eastern Caribbean Gas Pipeline Company Limited (ECGPC). 60% of the company is jointly owned by the United States companies Beowulf Energy LLC and First Reserve Energy International Fund. The remianer is owned by the Trinidad and Tobago companies Guardian Holdings (15%), Unit Trust Corporation (15%), and the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago (10%).
As of August 2019 there has been no progress on the project since 2010 and it appears to be cancelled.
Articles and resources
- "Eastern Caribbean Gas Pipeline" Wikipedia, accessed August 2018
Related SourceWatch articles
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