Dr Keith Rowley

Opening: Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley opens T&T Energy Chamber’s 2019 Energy Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Port of Spain yesterday. From left, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries Nicole Olivierre; Energy Chamber President Thackwray Driver; Public Utilities Minister Robert Le Hunte; Eugene Tiah of Massy Holdings; BPTT’s Regional President Claire Fitzpatrick; Energy Minister Franklin Khan and Trade Minister Paula Gopee Scoon. 

The Pointe-a-Pierre oil refinery could reopen in the coming months.

This is according to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley.

Rowley said yesterday that a request for proposal (RFP) was being finalised for release to the international energy industry.

He said when finalised, a public notice will be issued inviting bids.

Rowley said selection of a successful bidder will be completed by the end of June this year.

“This process could see the new holding company making a recommendation to Government by mid-year, with this resulting in reopening of refining operations sometime later on, without taxpayer exposure,” he stated.


Atlantic LNG’s liquefaction Train 1 could be back up and running as early as next week, says Atlantic’s chief executive officer Dr Philip Mshelbila. Mshelbila said yesterday that the company is currently doing a maintenance or turnaround (TAR) of Train 1 to extend its operational life.

BP Trinidad and Tobago (BPTT), this country’s largest gas producer, says it is working on mitigating and slowing the rate of the gas production decline it forecast earlier this year.

An interview with chairman of the National Gas Company, Conrad Enill on what it means for the company and the country. LAST week, Yara Trinidad Ltd (YTL), one of the energy industry’s downstream companies that produces ammonia, announced its decision to close one of the three plants that it operates on the Point Lisas Industrial Estate by December 31.

JUST over three years old and already one of the fastest growing fintech companies in the region, T&T-based digital payment solutions company, WiPay, is already thinking of going public, by listing its shares on a stock market next year.

So said Sieunarine Coosal, Group Executive Chairman, Coosal’s Group of Companies, in accepting his induction into the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce Business Hall of Fame last Friday.

COUNTRIES IN the Caribbean and Latin America, including Trinidad and Tobago, have set a collective goal of 70 per cent of renewable energy (RE) by 2030, the most ambitious plan in terms of a global regime.