Compulsory land acquisition for gas-to-energy project – CARICOM Business

File Photo| Vice President of Guyana, Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo

Guyana is considering invoking the Doctrine of Eminent Domain to seize lands in the path of its US$1B gas-to-shore project after failed consultations with some private landowners.

The main feature of the gas-to-shore initiative is a power plant that will generate 250 to 300 megawatts of power using natural gas from offshore, which will significantly reduce the cost of electricity in Guyana.

The path that has to be cleared for the pipelines is in the vicinity of Nouvelle Flanders, West Coast Demerara, to Wales, West Bank Demerara. According to Vice President Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, once the lands are acquired, the project will proceed.

Extract from the CARICOM BUSINESS Newsletter, Vol 5. No. 45

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