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Oil-Rich Guyana Wants to Build a 135-Mile Undersea Gas Pipeline

  • Deepwater gas pipeline would enable cheap power generation
  • Power plant construction will begin in 2022, Ramsaroop says

Guyana will likely become one of South America’s top oil producers over the next four years, but the world’s newest petrostate increasingly sees gas as the bedrock for growing its domestic economy. 

Work will begin on constructing a major gas-fired power plant in 2022 on the expectation that a 220-kilometer (135-mile) pipeline will be built, according to Peter Ramsaroop, chief executive officer of GoInvest, a Guyana government agency that encourages foreign direct investment. Financing the project is still being worked out, he said.