Inter-Caribbean Natural Gas Pipeline

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Inter-Caribbean Natural Gas Pipeline, also called the Eastern Caribbean Gas Pipeline, is a cancelled natural gas pipeline passing through Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Martinique, and Guadeloupe.[1]


The pipeline's proposed route ran from Scarborough in Trinidad and Tobago, to Pointe-a-Pitre in Guadeloupe.

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Project Details

  • Owner: Beowulf Energy (30%),[2] First Reserve (30%), Guardian Holdings (15%), Unit Trust Corporation (15%), National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago (10%)
  • Proposed capacity: 150 MMcf/d[3]
  • Length: 959 km / 596 miles
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Start Year:


The proposed pipeline was to start on the island of Tobago and run east to other Caribbean islands. The idea began with Patrick Manning, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, who announced in 2002 that his country was going to undertake one of the largest civil engineering projects in the Caribbean region. Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez petitioned intensely that the pipeline should instead originate from Venezuela and reach further into the north, including Cuba and the United States. In March 2010 Barbados indicated after a two-year hiatus that it would seek to move toward the negotiations stage for the first stage of the pipeline from Tobago to Barbados.[1]

The overall pipeline was to be 596 miles (959 km) long, including lateral lines. The first 177-mile (285 km) long stage would start from the Cove Point Estate in Tobago and run to Barbados. The second stage would be expanded to Saint Lucia, Dominica, Martinique, and Guadeloupe. The project was to be developed by the Eastern Caribbean Gas Pipeline Company Limited (ECGPC), jointly owned by US-based Beowulf Energy LLC (30%) and First Reserve Energy (30%), and Trinidad and Tobago-based Guardian Holdings (15%), Unit Trust Corporation (15%), and the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago (10%).[1]

There has been no progress on the project since 2010 and it appears to be cancelled.

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Eastern Caribbean Gas Pipeline" Wikipedia, accessed August 2018
  2. "SKNVibes | Eastern Caribbean gas pipeline company limited announces new majority sponsors". Retrieved 2021-06-16.
  3. "Caribbean Regional Electricity Supply Options (Chapter 4, p 33)" (PDF). The World Bank (Energy Unit, Sustainability Development Department, Latin America & the Caribbean). 2011.

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