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Trinidad moves past Venezuela to tap border gas

Hibiscus platform, Trinidad

(Argus) Trinidad and Tobago has cleared Shell to develop the country’s side of a shallow-water natural gas field that straddles the maritime border with Venezuela, Prime Minister Keith Rowley said.
The move indicates Trinidad’s “impatience” with Venezuela’s delay in agreeing on the development of the Loran-Manatee field that contains an estimated 10 Tcf of gas, the country’s energy ministry tells Argus.

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