Supply & Demand

Could US gas play a role in Cuban Thaw?

Energy-hungry Cuba is at a crossroads. But cheap US gas could be a valuable weapon in pulling the Caribbean island out of Venezuela’s political orbit Energy-hungry Cuba is at a crossroads. But cheap US gas could be a valuable weapon in pulling the Caribbean island out of Venezuela’s political orbit.
By The Wildcat 23 February 2017 0 24112
Havana, Cuba. Thawing relations between Cuba and the United States has let in Netflix and AirBnB. (AirBnB)

The Cuban Thaw has already brought such great American exports such as Netflix and AirBnB to the Caribbean island. Could Cuba one day import the United States’s LNG? 

Practically speaking, it would be easy to get Texas-produced LNG to energy-hungry Cuba. It only takes 12 hours to sail from Miami to the Cuban capital Havana across the Straits of Florida. 

Fellow Caribbean island Barbados has imported 33 shipping containers of US LNG since February 2016, loaded in Hialeah and...