Last year, Jamaica's Office of Utilities Regulations issued a report that found the island nation would have to spend over $2.4 billion more to continue building diesel- and oil-fired plants than if the country switched to natural gas-fired plants to meet increasing electricity demand. What are the advantages of natural gas versus other power supply sources for Jamaica? Should other countries in the Caribbean adopt a similar strategy to shore up their electricity grid?
Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor. "What Is the Role of Natural Gas in the Caribbean Energy Sector?." (2011). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/la_energy_dialog/52