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A number of recent oil and gas discoveries in Trinidad and Tobago bode well for the energy industry over the medium term, with the country well positioned to attract further investment from international operators. This comes at a time when energy multinationals are increasingly turning their interests to the Caribbean region, buoyed by an uptick in similar discoveries in...

In December 2018 Petrotrin – Trinidad and Tobago’s state-owned oil and gas company – completed a major restructuring drive, aimed at streamlining the company’s operations and cutting costs. While the move resulted in major job losses and faced opposition, it was seen as essential, both in order for the company to regain profitability and for the country to successfully revamp...

What is the mid-term outlook for T&T’s upstream and downstream sectors following the closure of the Petrotrin refinery?

Although the world remains largely dependent upon fossil fuels for power generation, a gradual transition towards renewable sources has been taking place since the 1990s, underpinned by multilateral deals such as the Kyoto Protocol, the Doha Amendment and, more recently, the Paris Agreement. Investment and development in renewable technologies has historically been led by...

Hydrocarbons have long been the primary driver of Trinidad and Tobago’s economy. Indeed, T&T is the largest oil and gas producing country in the Caribbean, with the energy sector contributing around 45% to GDP, according to the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries (MEEI). In addition, the country has a developed upstream petrochemicals industry and is a major exporter...

With an energy system entirely dependent on natural gas, the transition to cleaner energy generation has emerged as a pressing priority in Trinidad and Tobago. Indeed, per capita carbon emissions from energy-related activities in T&T are nearly 2.5 times greater than the world average, according to the Inter-American Development Bank.

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