The Jamaica LNG story gets interesting, as even there the government is far more informed than some I can mention. First off a that was then story:
The decision to shift Jamaica's reliance from oil to natural gas stemmed from a 2004 agreement between the government of Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica that assured the supply of the fuel from the twin-island republic. Trinidad's National Gas Company subsequently informed the Jamaican Government that it would not be able to supply the gas after all. as global LNG supply became extremely tight.
In October 2006, the Government approached several private LNG companies — British Gas, British Petroleum, Repsol and Suez — and even went to LNG-producing countries such as Algeria and Qatar, but none could accommodate as their supplies were already committed while ministry officials observed that several of the firms doubted the LNG project would come to fruition in Jamaica.
The word who, kick, now and themselves come to mind today:
"Apart from the drop in demand caused by the global recession, gas supplies have increased rapidly due to the technological breakthroughs in the extraction of shale gas in the United States," said documents supplied to the Business Observer by the energy ministry. "This development caught the global gas industry, including the major companies, by surprise and almost overnight there was a doubling of the estimated recoverable gas reserves in the US as a result of the shale gas phenomenon."
The shift in the US gas market caused by shale has have forced suppliers to seek alternative markets while some "who previously were dismissive of Jamaica in the 2006 to 2008 period, (are) now demonstrating active interest in the supply of LNG to Jamaica".
At least they're getting some good advice. I'll bet no one asked Ofgem.
As for potential suppliers: Jamaica could do a HH Minus deal with any number of countries today, I can think of at least three. T+T is obvious, and they are desperate, although nowhere near as desperate as Nigeria or Equatorial Guinea. Though you could throw in Peru into the mix to keep people honest. Although if they are looking for security of supply, which in an island with little storage room is a good idea, the idea of doing a deal with actual countries is outdated. I'd mosey on over to Sabine Pass myself.