Development of the Dragon Gas Field in Venezuela

Senate - 4th Session - 12th Republican Parliament

WHEREAS the United States Government has granted a licence allowing Trinidad and Tobago to develop the Dragon Gas Field in Venezuela;

AND WHEREAS it will cost some US$100M to build a 17-kilometre pipeline from the Dragon Gas Field in Venezuelan waters to the Hibiscus Platform in Trinidad and Tobago waters;

AND WHEREAS there are many other issues that remain outstanding in order to bring gas from the Dragon Gas Field to this country’s shores;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Senate call on the Government to provide a detailed account of its approach to this project involving entities such as Shell, the National Gas Company, Venezuela and the US Government;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Government provide this Senate with quarterly reports on this critically significant project.

(By Senator Wade Mark)

28 Nov 2023
Senate Debate - Day 1Hansard
9 speakersShow Speakers
1.Senator Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
2.The Honourable Stuart Young [Port-of-Spain North/St. Ann’s West] [Minister of Energy and Energy Industries and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]
3.Senator Sunity Maharaj [Independent Senator]
4.Senator Dr. Tim Gopeesingh [Opposition Senator (Temporary)]
5.Senator Dr. Maria Dillon-Remy [Independent Senator]
6.Senator Anthony Vieira SC [Independent Senator]
7.Senator Anil Roberts [Opposition Senator]
8.Senator Francis Lewis [Independent Senator (Temporary)]
9.Senator Damian Lyder [Opposition Senator]
23 Jan 2024
Senate Debate - Day 2Hansard

15 votes for, 16 votes against, no abstentions

4 speakersShow Speakers
2.Senator Deoroop Teemal [Independent Senator]
3.Senator Colin Gosine [Opposition Member (Temporary)]
4.Senator Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]