Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Opinions

The financial sector and business cycle linkages in the emerging Guyanese oil economy

The recent oil price fluctuation has created concerns for many oil-exporting countries and particularly for the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) members. For Gulf countries, hydrocarbon exports represent more than half of total exports. Oil revenues account...

Letter: Pressing questions for PM Rowley ahead of MoU signing

Dear Honourable Prime Minister, Welcome to Guyana! I note your newly-birthed excitement to visit Guyana and to partake in our oil and gas ‘prosperity.’ As someone, who still believes in the potential of the CARICOM project, it is always comforting when...

Letter-to-the-Editor: Times article an insult to Guyanese; SWF not in limbo

Dear Editor, We note with disappointment the article in the New York Times by Clifford Krauss entitled “The $20 Billion Question.” We do not wish to address the laughably simplistic and selective description of our country as a land where...

Suriname Dry Holes: “Do not despair!” – Elephant Man, Rob Strong

The following is an extract from a previous article I contributed to for OilNOW in November 2017.  “Canadian oil and gas consultant Rob Strong is adamant that much more oil will be found in the Guyana-Suriname Basin, in keeping with...

Letter-to-the-Editor: Importance of sharing accurate information on Guyana’s burgeoning oil and gas industry

Dear Editor In an article that appeared in the Kaieteur News on Sunday, June 10, which quoted Charles Ramson Jr., it was suggested in the report that the GYD$10B spent in Guyana with local companies is minuscule. The article was...

Ramblings from an oil and gas conference and trade show junkie

My recent attendance at GIPEX 2018 prompts my column today and what a conference it was!  But more on that conference later. Oil and Gas Conferences and Trade Shows First, let’s talk about the benefits of oil and gas conferences and...

GIPEX provided meaningful discussion and analysis

Dear Editor, I participated in the just concluded Inaugural Guyana International Petroleum Business Summit and Exhibition and must congratulate the organizers and participants for making the conference one of meaningful discussion and analysis, and moreover a forum at which pertinent...

Voices of reason, hope need to speak up on O&G

Is the public discourse on Guyana’s emerging Oil and Gas (O&G) sector becoming more informed and objective? It’s a question all involved stakeholders  (government, political opposition, civil society, oil companies, contractors, media, observers, etc.) should ask. If the answer...

Canadian consultant urges strong local content regime for Guyana

This column will be devoted to the subject of Local Benefits and how this can be best achieved in Guyana.  This topic has received extensive coverage, both in OilNOW and in the local Guyana press. I have been following the...

Oil agreements: regulatory tools vs. sweet deals

There is the misplaced belief, in some quarters of our society, that ALL licenses and agreements, which have been issued for exploration and production (E&P) of oil and gas, between past and current administrations and the International Oil Companies...

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New US$3 million dry-dock yard to support Guyana’s booming marine sector

A venture by Pritipaul Singh Jr. will see some US$3 million being invested into Dock Yard – a drydocking...