Americas: Trade

October 2017

Puerto Rico’s LNG imports have been severely hit by hurricanes Maria and Irma.

Maria and Irma were Category 5 hurricanes – the most powerful classification on the Saffir-Simpson scale – and Maria was the strongest hurricane to make landfall in Puerto Rico since 1928. The island’s ageing electricity infrastructure was vulnerable to damage. Irma left almost two-thirds of Puerto Rico’s population without power, according to reports. Maria, which followed Irma, caused even greater damage.

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