Message to Boston: This is why importing natural gas from Trinidad and Tobago when it’s being produced next door here in the US is idiocy for public policy.
Deciding – or not – to explore for the UK’s onshore natural gas and oil reserves needs informed facts.
On Saturday March 4, the LNG carrier Gallina docked at the Isle of Grain Terminal 50 miles from London.
The Gallina’s arrival is inextricably linked to the lack of UK shale gas exploration. If exploration had been allowed, and production ensued, the Gallina would not be landing the cargo.
The Gallina’s gas is very high carbon, with a 20% to 30% higher CO2 footprint across the supply chain than locally produced UK gas.