US$700,000 for natural gas to electricity generation study

first_imgGovernment has approved some US0,000 into a study that would seek to determine if natural gas could be utilised for electricity generation.Minister of State Joseph Harmon said the proposal by Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson was given approval by Cabinet on Tuesday.The two-month desk study will be undertaken by Energy Narrative, a United States oil and gas consultancy firm.During the eight-week period, energy work will seek to verify natural gas supply projections, verify natural gas demands projections, analyse the technical feasibility of the proposed natural gas pipeline, compare the proposed natural gas pipeline with other transportation media, analyse the technical feasibility of existing power generation equipment, integrating new gas fired electricity generation equipment, analyse the cost to deliver natural gas and estimated impact on electricity prices and prepare the interim report.Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman on Wednesday evening told the local business community that the Government has decided to bring the natural gas to shore.The latest information from ExxonMobil, which will be producing Guyana’s first oil, quantifies the available natural gas, which was found along with the oil, at around 30-50 million cubic feet per day.Trotman said that amount can provide a 200 megawatt generation plant.However, Government is still to decide how the natural gas will be used.The considerations for the use of the gas include generating electricity, and fuelling the alumina plant if it is resuscitated or used in industry.Minister Trotman said those are decisions that have to be made along with the decision on where the gas will go if there was going to be a pipeline along the coast whether from Georgetown to Crab Island.The company has submitted its financial and technical proposals to the Government, Minister Harmon noted.last_img read more

‘What’s Italian for Ostrich?’ Mixed reaction from fans as Claudio Ranieri is appointed new Leicester manager

first_img1 New Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri He may boast an impressive CV, but some Leicester fans were left fearing the worst after Claudio Ranieri was confirmed as the Foxes’ new boss.The 63-year-old boss was named successor to axed boss Nigel Pearson – who left at the end of last season – on Monday, with the Italian handed the title of ‘First Team Manager’.It’s Ranieri’s first return to the Premier League since leaving Chelsea ten years ago, and while the list of clubs he’s managed since – Juventus, Inter Milan, Roma and Monaco to name a few – are undoubtedly impressive, the fact he was sacked from his last job, head coach of the Greece national team, after losing to the Faroe islands meant for a mixed reaction from unenthusiastic Foxes fans.Check out the Twitter highlights below…last_img read more