This chapter includes the following articles.
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. The new oil and gas discoveries made in 2019, along with new investment pledges by major international operators in the country’s upstream sector, appear set to support a short-term recovery in the energy sector. Furthermore, the country’s scheduled deepwater auction in 2020 is expected to attract investment. Nevertheless, faced with an increasingly competitive international market for its energy commodities, more will need to be done to ensure the continued recovery of the sector. This chapter contains interviews with Claire Fitzpatrick, Regional President, BP Trinidad and Tobago; and Mark Loquan, President, National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago.