Undersea gas pipeline … WTF?
With the US Financial Control Board as the de facto government of Puerto Rico, the newly-elected governor Ricky Roselló will scramble to show that he is actually “governing.”
In his mad dash toward relevance, there are several things the new governor must NOT do. Foremost among these, is his idea for a 2,000-mile gas pipeline…
Roselló is supporting an undersea gas pipeline from US to the island, in order to “meet the energy needs of Puerto Rico.”
If anchored in Florida, this pipeline would be 1,200 miles long. But probably it would come from Texas – an oil-producing state – in which case the pipeline would be over 2,000 miles long. In either event, this would be the longest undersea gas pipeline in the world.
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…
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