Fossil Fuel Extraction PDF Print E-mail

Fossil fuels are the main energy source used in Barbados. Other sources which are used on a smaller scale are solar energy and to a limited extent bagasse.

Barbados extracts crude oil and natural gas from a total of 96 onshore wells in and around the Woodbourne oilfield in St. Philip. The total production of these wells was 559,675 bbls of crude oil and 1,339,577mcf of natural gas in 2000. By 2001 production had fallen slightly to 463,249 bbls of crude oil and 1,233,729 mcf of natural gas.

This crude oil is no longer refined in Barbados; since the closure of the Mobil Oil Refinery in 1998, domestic crude oil is exported to Trinidad for refining and all refined fuels are now imported.


Energy Tip!

In a typical Barbadian home, your appliances and home electronics are responsible for about 20 percent of your energy bills. These appliances and electronics include everything from clothes washers and dryers, to computers, to water heaters. By shopping for appliances with the ENERGY STAR® label and turning off appliances when they're not in use, you can achieve real savings in your monthly energy bill.