Trinidad and Tobago ready to advance collaboration on oil with Guyana – PM Rowley

TnT_Dr. Rowley
Dr. Keith Rowley

Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley in a Statement to Parliament on Wednesday about his recent visit to Houston, USA, stated:

On March 31, 2017 we met with a number of key executives of ExxonMobil to discuss the potential of a relationship with Trinidad and Tobago.

Exxon is responsible for leading the discoveries of substantial oil reserves in Guyana over the last two years and is also a shareholder which owns a sizeable portion of the oil in these fields.

It was emphasized that TnT is ideally positioned to play a key role in assisting with Guyana’s hydrocarbon future: “Our location, refinery, deep water harbours, access to markets and expertise in the energy sector all make us the best candidate for partnership with our neighbor.

We discussed T&T’s oil production and refinery position. Exxon was advised that Trinidad and Tobago had opened these discussions with the President and Government of Guyana and our two CARICOM countries are currently engaged in finalizing a memorandum of understanding against which T&&T stands ready to assist Guyana.

See full statement:   Statement – TnT’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley – 28th Sitting of the House of Representatives – 12 04 2017