Facilities are certainly gateways for the efficient delivery of LNG – but they can also be gateways for broader benefits, such as affordable energy, new jobs, and better environmental outcomes.
For example, the introduction of LNG significantly improved Jamaica’s economic stability in areas including:
- Diversified energy supply, reducing its dependence on oil from 971 percent to 16 percent2 in less than four years, and meeting over two-thirds3 of its average daily electricity from our two terminals, which provide natural gas for more than 450 megawatts of efficient, modern, gas-fired power.
- Investments in renewable energy. LNG serves as a reliable, low-carbon back-up to intermittent renewable power, and its introduction is helping to accelerate the integration of renewable energy. Since we entered the country, Jamaica has invested in over 80 megawatts of renewable energy4, and expects to be using 50 percent5 renewable energy by 2030.
Our facilities have also created a new industry with new local jobs, including engineers, facility operators, maintenance staff, drivers, office workers, and more. We are further investing resources in helping develop that new workforce through innovative educational opportunities.