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Dominican Republic looks to US LNG for power boost

A new pipeline and second LNG storage tank will boost gas-to-power demand in the Dominican Republic and open the way for more imports from the US A new pipeline and second LNG storage tank will boost gas-to-power demand in the Dominican Republic and open the way for more imports from the US.
By Ed O'Brien 16 January 2020 Americas / LNG 0 34936
Los Origenes gas power plant in San Pedro, in the Dominican Republic. (Wartsila)

The key issue: The Eastern Gas Pipeline in the Dominican Republic looks set to begin commercial operations in February 2020, supporting the Caribbean’s booming gas-to-power demand.

The Dominican Republic is set to import growing volumes of LNG from the United States as it extends its gas infrastructure. AES Dominicana and Energas have created a joint venture called Enadom that will sell gas transported via the newly completed 7.1 million cubic metre per day (MMcm/d) Eastern Gas Pipeline. The route runs from the AES Andrés...