Trinidad and Tobago signs secret gas deal with Venezuela

Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley (L) and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro

By Eve George
Caribbean News Now senior correspondent

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — With local reporters barred from entering the room to witness or ask questions about an agreement between the governments of Trinidad and Tobago’s and Venezuela to process and export natural gas from Venezuela’s Dragon gas field, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said the details of the deal are “confidential”.

The secret deal will allow Trinidad and Tobago to access gas through a direct line from Venezuela through a joint venture between energy giant Shell, the Venezuela state-owned Petróleos de Venezuela, SA (PDVSA) and local company National Gas Company (NGC), which will create the…

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