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Dominican Republic gas plans could double LNG imports

The Caribbean country is seeking to wean its power sector off heavy fuel-oil, and proposals for conversions or newbuilds could double its LNG demand The Caribbean country is seeking to wean its power sector off heavy fuel-oil, and proposals for conversions or newbuilds could double its LNG demand.
By Chris Noon 15 February 2018 0 29598
A gas-fired power plant in the Dominican Republic. (Wärtsilä)

Plans to boost the share of gas in the Dominican Republic’s power sector could approximately double the Caribbean country’s LNG imports, a senior official has told Interfax Natural Gas Daily.

The country is seeking to boost the share of gas by either converting existing plants in its fuel oil-dominated power sector or building new gas-to-power capacity.    

“A greater participation of gas is sought to improve the energy portfolio,” Rubén Jiménez Bichara, the executive vice president of the Dominican Corporation of State-Owned Electricity Enterprises (CDEEE),...