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Clive Thomas, Stabroek

Better late than never or too little too late?

By Dr Clive Thomas December 3, 2017  stabroek news Introduction Last week’s column argued that, the best use of Guyana’s oil wealth would be strategic spending on, and through, a dedicated Ministry of Renewable Energy. Only such a body would be capable of the measured and fierce competitions required to ensure Guyana’s hydrocarbons…

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Clive Thomas, Stabroek

Decision Rule 3: Pending the on-going “desk study”, natural gas should remain Guyana’s preferred major downstream value added investment

By Dr Clive Thomas stabroek news november 12, 2017 ShareTweetPrintEmail Decision Rule 3 Last week’s column continued the exploration of Guyana’s natural gas prospects, both “associated with/and not associated with” its recent substantial petroleum finds. That discussion has placed me in a position where I can now confidently proffer a third decision…

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Clive Thomas, Stabroek

What Next: More on the Natural Gas Option!

By Dr Clive Thomas stabroek news november 4, 2017 ShareTweetPrintEmail Introduction Last week’s column had raised the conundrum: What next? Given that, I am advising against state investment in oil refining therefore, what other major options I am recommending for realizing the substantial potential of Guyana’s recent petroleum finds. Thus far I…

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Clive Thomas, Stabroek

A Guyana State-owned oil refinery could put the aspirational target of a green state in peril

By Dr Clive Thomas October 22, 2017  stabroek news Today’s column concludes my discussion of Decision Rule 2, which posits: there is no overall economic justification for a Guyana state-owned oil refinery (of approximately 100,000 barrels/day). An effective local content requirements (LCRs) regime for its coming petroleum sector does not support this either,…

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Clive Thomas, Stabroek

Formulating Decision Rule 2: A state-owned oil refinery

By Dr Clive Thomas stabroek news Introduction Last Sunday’s column (September 3) marked one year of uninterrupted weekly articles addressing the topic: ‘Guyana in the coming time of its oil and gas industry, circa 2020’. A longer series on Guyana’s extractive sector has been ongoing since December 27, 2015. The topic currently…

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