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T&T’s energy sector in focus

Published: 
Saturday, January 9, 2016

Energy and Development is the theme for the Energy Chamber of T&T’s Annual Energy Conference which takes place January 18-20 at the Hyatt Regency, Port-of-Spain. 

The conference will look at the local energy sector, which is expected to continue to fuel the T&T’s growth over the next few decades, mapping out a way to ensure sustained development in an ever changing global environment. 

The Chamber states on the conference website: “The sector is at a crucial juncture where it must evolve in order to continue being competitive. The warning signs are clear. The “shale gale” in the United States, shifting gas markets, the expansion of the Panama Canal, innovations in deepwater technology and new hydrocarbon discoveries in emerging markets, suggest that T&T must remain vigilant. 

“While the country has punched above its weight in developing a world class gas and petrochemical industry, the challenge is to chart the next wave of energy sector development.

“The conference will drive this discussion as we highlight the challenges facing the T&T energy sector and solutions to these challenges—whether they surround gas supply curtailments, the risk-reward balance of the gas value, Caribbean energy integration and even green economy policy development.”

The T&T Energy Conference is the premier event of its kind in the Caribbean. It promotes vigorous debate and discussion among leaders of industry, government and academia. Approximately 2,500 visitors were in attendance over the three days of the 2015 Energy Conference—roughly six to seven times more than other annual energy conferences held in the country. 

This year the conference is expected to be an even greater success as the 2015 post conference survey indicated that 92 per cent of delegates planned to return.