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Trinidad hails ‘landmark deal’ with Venezuela, Shell

Venezuela should be comfortable with a deal to export gas from its offshore Dragón field to Trinidad, experts say Venezuela should be comfortable with a deal to export gas from its offshore Dragón field to Trinidad, experts say.
By Chris Noon 20 March 2017 0 25121
Trinidad’s Hibiscus platform. The facility could soon receive gas from Venezuela’s Dragón field. (Shell)

A Trinidadian senator has hailed the country’s deal to buy gas from Venezuela’s giant offshore Dragón field as a significant diplomatic achievement.

David Small, an independent member of Trinidad & Tobago’s Senate and an energy consultant, told the Argus Latin American LNG Summit in Rio de Janeiro on Friday that the agreement was a "landmark deal" for supply-strapped Trinidad.

"Dragón is the best opportunity for Venezuela and Trinidad to cement their relationship," he told delegates.

He said Caracas would be comfortable with the "government-to-government" nature...