ExxonMobil will begin holding a series of public meetings in Guyana this week for the US$900 million gas-to-energy project for which it has submitted an application to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seeking authorisation for construction of onshore and offshore facilities.
The EPA has determined that the proposed project will require an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). As such, members of the public are being invited to make written submissions to the Agency, outlining questions and matters which they would like to be answered or considered in the EIA.
ExxonMobil Guyana said it will be conducting various in person and virtual scoping meetings aligned with the National COVID-19 Taskforce protocols during the 28-day period (June 27-July 25) to provide Project information to the public. The company said this is in addition to sharing information via the National Communications Network and its Facebook page.
The gas-to-energy project is a partnership between ExxonMobil and the Government of Guyana. The government intends for the project to begin the country’s transition to cleaner energy sources, as Guyana’s energy sector is heavily dependent on diesel and heavy fuel oil. The project is also expected to cut the cost of power by 50 percent.
See schedule of public meetings below: