ExxonMobil engaging residents on concerns about Gas to Energy projects

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ExxonMobil Guyana is participating in a series of engagements across the coastal regions of Guyana to gather comments and questions that will determine the scope of the environmental impact assessment for the gas to energy project.

The first scoping meeting was held on July 6 at the Latchmansingh Primary School in Region 5 and others today at the Number 66 Fishport Complex and the St. Francis Japanese Hall, Port Mourant, Corentyne Berbice.

The company applied for Environmental Authorization from the Environmental Protection Agency for its activities which include an offshore and onshore pipeline, a potential module offloading facility and gas processing facilities.

The proposed project would bring associated gas from ExxonMobil Guyana-operated projects offshore (Liza Phase 1 and 2) via pipeline to onshore gas processing facilities. The pipeline would transport up to ~50 million standard cubic feet per day of natural gas to the facilities. Maximum flow of pipeline is approximately 120 MSCFD.

An independent Environmental Impact Assessment to assess the potential direct and indirect impacts of the project will be conducted.

More details regarding the project are available on the EPA’s website.

“The EIA process will evaluate potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts, propose strategies to manage or mitigate impacts, identify project benefits, and provide the factual and technical basis to make an informed decision on our application for environmental authorisation,” said Michael Persaud, ExxonMobil Guyana’s Environmental and Regulatory Manager.

“Our fundamental goal everywhere we operate is to reduce environmental incidents to zero through a process of continuous improvement and the delivery of superior environmental performance.” (ExxonMobil Guyana press release)

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