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Dominican Republic looks toward gas-fired future

Rubén Jiménez Bichara, an official at the Dominican Republic’s power market coordinator, discusses the future of the country’s gas market Rubén Jiménez Bichara, an official at the Dominican Republic’s power market coordinator, discusses the future of the country’s gas market.
By Chris Noon 15 February 2018 0 29599
A gas-fired power barge in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. A gas-fired power barge in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (Wärtsilä)

Rubén Jiménez Bichara, executive vice president of the Dominican Corporation of State-Owned Electricity Enterprises (CDEEE), spoke to Interfax Natural Gas Daily about the Dominican Republic’s plans to boost the share of gas in the power sector and wean the country off heavy fuel oil. The plans could result in increased LNG imports and a new regasification terminal. 

Interfax Natural Gas Daily: What are the benefits of increasing the share of gas in the power sector? 

Rubén Jiménez Bichara: Firstly, [it will decrease] the share of fuel oil...