Gov’t plans 24-hr onshore, offshore monitoring of oil production – Trotman

In order to ensure that the Government of Guyana is able to track the amount of oil that will be extracted by ExxonMobil, Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman says gauges and pumps will be installed for 24-hour onshore and offshore monitoring of the production.

After making a presentation on the oil and gas industry before the parliamentary sectoral committee on Natural Resources on Wednesday, Trotman was questioned by committee member Jermaine Figueira on whether the data suggesting that there is 800 million to 1.4 billion barrels of oil was solely based on what was provided by ExxonMobil and whether the government was taking steps to do its own investigation to ascertain the actual find.

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