National Energy, together with local and foreign energy partners, participated in the Energy Pavilion at the annual Trinidad and Tobago Energy Conference from January 26th to the 28th 2015. Included in the pavilion were The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago (NGC), Phoenix Park Gas Processors (PPGPL), The Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago (Petrotrin) and the Trinidad and Tobago National Petroleum Marketing Company Limited (NP) The event, hosted at The Hyatt Regency Hotel, promoted healthy debate and discussion among leaders of industry, Government and academia and attracted senior decision makers in the industry. The event also included the CEOs, supply chain, finance, and operations managers of the major upstream, midstream, and downstream operator companies in Trinidad and Tobago.
The theme of this year’s Trinidad and Tobago Energy Conference - “Powering Development and Ensuring Stability”, a fitting theme indeed as the local energy sector must ensure not only its stability but also its sustainability in light of the changes occurring globally including falling gas prices, the Panama Canal expansion, shale gas reservoirs in the US and new deep water exploration.
National Energy is central to the diversification of Trinidad and Tobago’s energy industry. The company is currently working on several key projects, supported by the Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs that will provide the country with new energy opportunities. Some of these projects include the reconstruction of Berth 2 to facilitate the Caribbean Gas Chemical Limited’s gas to petrochemical project and the operationalization of Phase 1 of the Port of Galeota.
National Energy’s Vice-President of Energy Industry Development Ms. Merlyn Rennie-Browne presented on day 2 of the conference and updated the conference attendees on National Energy’s projects. The conference agenda also included speakers such as Regional President of BP Trinidad and Tobago, Norman Christie, who spoke on The Big Picture: Future Trends in the Global Energy Industry and Steve Pastor, President Production, BHP Billiton who spoke on Assessing Trinidad and Tobago’s Energy Sector Competitiveness in an Evolving World.
National Energy is proud to be part of this annual event and hopes that continued discussions among industry partners will provide possible solutions to some of the country’s local energy challenges.