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Gas forges ahead in Jamaica’s energy mix

The growing popularity of gas in Jamaica is setting an example of how small-scale LNG technology can benefit countries with modest demand The growing popularity of gas in Jamaica is setting an example of how small-scale LNG technology can benefit countries with modest demand.
By Abhishek Kumar 2 July 2019 Americas / Supply & Demand 0 34358
Gas arrives in Kingston aboard the Golar Arctic. (JPS)

Directional impact on forecast:
Upbeat for Jamaica’s gas demand

Gas will continue to make inroads in Jamaica as the country reduces its dependence on oil and oil products, especially in its power sector. Jamaica is new to gas – the country does not produce the fuel and only started importing LNG in November 2016. Jamaica’s consumption of the fuel is currently modest, but demand from the power and industrial sectors is rising.

The Jamaican government is moving ahead with plans to convert power plants...