Ricky Rosello, the PNP candidate for governor of Puerto Rico, has a solution for the island’s energy needs. He wants to build an undersea gas pipeline from Florida to San Juan. This pipeline would be 1,200 miles long…the longest undersea gas pipeline in the world.
Here is a video interview, where Rosello announces his pipeline:
It is not clear how this would solve the energy needs of Puerto Rico.
If anything, it would make Puerto Rico completely dependent on the US…more dependent than any time in its history.
Currently, the longest undersea gas pipeline in the world is the Nord Stream Pipeline (NSP) between Russia and Germany. The NSP is 759 miles long and cost 14.8 billion euros, or roughly 15 billion dollars.
Ricky’s pipeline would be 60% longer than the NSP, so the approximate cost would be $25 billion.
Since the government of Puerto Rico is bankrupt, a foreign corporation would build and own the pipeline, and the gas would come from somewhere in the US.
This is how one of the leading candidates for governor would “lift” his island’s economy: not with solar, wind, or hydro power developed in Puerto Rico…but with a 1,200-mile gas pipeline from the United States.
The following clip provides a more accurate assessment of Rosello’s idea. Please watch especially, the last ten seconds of this clip:
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