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31th GECF Monthly Lecture

 Doha, Qatar

The 31th GECF Monthly Gas Lecture was held at the headquarters of the GECF in Doha, Qatar on 24th July, 2018.

The topic of this lecture was “The Trinidad and Tobago Model for Natural Gas Development” by HE Mr. Franklin Khan, President of the Ministerial Meeting of the GECF, Minister of Energy and Energy Industries of Trinidad and Tobago.

The interactive lecture gave an insightful account of methanol industry and LNG sector of Trinidad and Tobago. During the lecture, participants and experts had useful discussions on the lecture topic.

The lecture was attended by Ambassadors, members of the diplomatic corps, academic, international oil and gas companies’ executives, businesses as well as senior experts and analysts from industry.

Background

Trinidad and Tobago is the founding Member of Gas Exporting Countries Forum and the leading Caribbean producer of oil and gas, and these resources play an important part in the economy. Oil and gas account for approximately 40% of GDP and 80% of exports. Recent growth has been fuelled by investments in LNG, petrochemicals, and steel. Trinidad and Tobago achieved a century of commercial oil production in 2008.

HE Mr. Franklin Khan, Minister of Energy and Energy Industries of Trinidad and Tobago was appointed as President of the Ministerial Meeting of the GECF from January 1st until December 31st, 2018 during 19th Ministerial Meeting of the GECF in Moscow, Russia on the 4th of October 2017.


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