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Full speed ahead with LNG

Published:Thursday | February 9, 2012 | 2:19 PM

Jerome Reynolds, Gleaner Writer

Energy Minister, Phillip Paulwell, has announced that the Administration will be going ahead with the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project started under the previous government.

The project will see LNG being supplied to the government and the construction of an LNG Floating Storage and Re-gasification Terminal.

Plans to establish a terminal hit a snag last year after the Office of the Contractor General called for the bidding to be restarted after uncovering irregularities in the process.

Speaking at a forum put on by the American Chamber of Commerce today, Paulwell said the work of the steering committee set up under the previous administration is advancing.

The energy minister says talks are being held with potential bidders who are now working to complete the process.

He says every effort is being made to have LNG in Jamaica by 2014.

Paulwell has reiterated the government’s commitment to reducing the country’s energy cost and to pursue more renewable sources of energy.