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Cheap gas for region

Felix Chaudhary
Monday, April 07, 2014

THE possibility of establishing a storage facility in the Pacific for liquefied natural gas from Papua New Guinea as a cheap source of fuel was one of the many positive outcomes of the Second Pacific Regional Energy and Transport Minister's Meeting in Nadi last week.

However, Works, Transport and Public Utilities Minister Colonel Timoci Natuva said apart from access to cheap fuel, having accurate data was also critical to charting the best way forward for the Pacific.

At the closing of the meeting, Col. Natuva said important milestones were discussed and agreed to at the conference.

"These include the establishment of a Pacific Regional Data Repository and the establishment of a Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency," he said.

Col. Natuva also highlighted as significant achievements a data sharing agreement for the region to address the information gap in maritime transport for the Pacific and the establishment of a Central Shipping Commission for the benefit of Small Island States.

Energy and Transport ministers and representatives from 19 Pacific Island Countries and Territories participated in the week-long meet.

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