Friday, June 23, 2017

Protest at bpTT 's Pt Galeota operations

Jun. 22, 2017, 12:38 AM AST Comments

By Susan Mohammed - WEEKS after 22 men living in Mayaro and Guayaguayare lost their jobs at energy bpTT, residents staged a protest outside bpTT's headquarters in Guayaguayare on Thursday.

The way forward for Petrotrin*

Jun. 21, 2017, 10:37 PM AST Comments

THE Energy Sub-Committee of the Cabinet met yesterday to review the recently completed report on the operations of State-owned Petrotrin. The Sub-Committee, which is chaired by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, made recommendations which will be forwarded to Cabinet for its decision on the way forward



Flights resume after Tropical Storm Bret*

Jun. 21, 2017, 1:40 AM AST Comments

OPERATIONS at both the ANR Robinson Airport in Tobago and Piarco International Airport in Trinidad are back to normal and all flights have resumed. Confirmation came from the Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago yesterday. On Monday, flights out of both airports were either suspended or cancell

NGC and EOG finalise gas contract

Jun. 21, 2017, 1:30 AM AST Comments

THE National Gas Company (NGC) and EOG Resources Trinidad Ltd have reached an agreement for a continued gas supply to the domestic market from 2019. This follows the execution of a gas supply contract for new reserves, NGC said in a statement. A signing was held at EOG’s Sweet Briar Road offi


Watching Public Funds*

Jun. 21, 2017, 1:17 AM AST Comments

THE Auditor General must be one of the most frustrated senior public officers in country-and here we are not referring only to the incumbent, Mr Majeed Ali, but to his predecessors as well. In Mr Ali’s case, when he and his team discussed their 2016 report with the Public Accounts Committee o


Venezuela stopping imports, not increasing exports, says IMF*

Jun. 21, 2017, 1:15 AM AST Comments

THE Washington-based International Monetary Fund (IMF), long unwelcome in Venezuela since the days of now deceased president Hugo Chavez, is projecting worse to come for the beleaguered South American country. Last Wednesday in Port of Spain the IMF forecast more trouble for Venezuela in its Regiona


The path forward for T&T oil*

Jun. 21, 2017, 1:11 AM AST Comments

OUR former energy minister Kevin Christian Ramnarine has no intention of lying down and expiring, although he has been out of office for two years now. And why should he? By virtue of his ministerial experience and his extensive involvement in the energy sector which spans many years, he is almost u

Algeria elbows out T&T in LNG*

Jun. 21, 2017, 1:10 AM AST Comments

TRINIDAD and Tobago has lost its position as the world’s sixth largest liquified natural gas (LNG) exporter. The Express first reported this was likely to happen in July last year. It’s now official. The data was in the 2017 BP Statistical Review of World Energy released June 13 in Lon


Weights and measures*

Jun. 21, 2017, 1:8 AM AST Comments

WHEN I was young, we didn’t know about “cardio”. We used to run everywhere–to school, to “full” water by the stand pipe, at “recess” and then, immediately after a bolted lunch, playing “hoop” and “rescue” and when our Mother ca


CL Financial bailout —#tobepoorisacrime*

Jun. 21, 2017, 1:5 AM AST Comments

IF Abu Bakr could enjoy kaiso in The Grandstand, Why not Lawrence Duprey at Ferdie Ferriera’s 85th birthday & book launch? #tobepoorisacrime That opening stanza is my tweet of a witty friend’s remark at Ferdie Ferreira’s book launch and 85th birthday celebrations on June 14. It


Business insights from the T&T Chamber*

Jun. 21, 2017, 1:3 AM AST Comments

THE recent announcement by bpTT of a new find set to unlock some two trillion cubic feet of gas from the Savannah and Macadamia exploration wells, is welcome news for the country. Yet, despite the high expectations surrounding this find, it ought not be viewed as a panacea for the economic and sust


Recipe for the future*

Jun. 21, 2017, 1:2 AM AST Comments

ARCOS Dorados Holdings, Inc which operates in Latin America and the Caribbean and is the world’s largest McDonald’s franchise, recently presented the results of their social impact and sustainability actions. The document entitled “Preparing the recipe for the Future”, inclu