The National Gas Company was established in 1975 and plays a key role in the development of the natural gas based energy sector.
NGC has always made a profit since its establishment. NGC currently maintains the following Investment Quality Ratings:
NEC Corporate Profile National Energy Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (NEC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (NGC). The forerunner to the National Energy Corporation was a Co-ordinating Task Force set up in 1976. Incorporated in 1979 to continue the work of the Co-ordinating Task Force in developing the country's natural gas-based projects and industrial infrastructure, NEC was involved in the construction and operation of the early petrochemical plants and the adjoining port and marine infrastructure at the Point Lisas Industrial Estate. Today, NEC is a fully operational entity within the NGC Group with responsibility for development and management of industrial estates, port and marine facilities for the gas-based energy sector. NEC's assets presently include:
It is planned that all the new industrial estates and ports currently under development will be vested in NEC.
Initially NEC was a task force set up in 1976. Incorporated by the Government in 1979
In February 2004 Government expanded NEC’s mandate to include:
Petrotrin is the only fully integrated oil company in Trinidad and Tobago involved in exploration and production on-shore and off-shore, refining, marketing and storage.
Established in 1972 when service stations were required from BP, ESSO, SHELL and TEXACO. The Trinidad & Tobago National Petroleum Marketing Company Limited is the most diversified petroleum marketing company in the English-speaking Caribbean.
Lake Asphalt is engaged in the mining, processing and marketing of Trinidad Lake Asphalt or Dried Asphalt which is extracted from the Pitch Lake in La Brea, Trinidad.
Mining, processing and distribution of asphalt and asphalt products in the local, regional and international markets. In addition, the company manufactures and markets Cationic Bitumen Emulsions and a range of industrial coatings and paints marketed under the Brand name – LASCO
T&T.E.C. is the sole electric utility in the twin island Republic and is responsible for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the country's electrical transmission and distribution network.
The underlying philosophy of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago with respect to tertiary education as articulated in its Vision 2020 Action Plan 2002 - 2007 is to embark on a radical programme in support of post-secondary and tertiary education. Government envisages enrolment in tertiary institutions tripled within the next five to seven years and has identified the need for new universities and post secondary institutions with a different focus from the traditional tertiary level institutions. Accordingly, it is Government's intention not only to triple the number of persons having access to tertiary education, but to facilitate the development of a tertiary education sector that will enable the population to meet and surmount the challenges of globalization and liberalization.
There is ample cognizance of the impact on the national labour force of the impending CARICOM Single Market and Economy and the need to develop the country's knowledge capital and as a result its competitiveness in the regional job market.
The University of Trinidad and Tobago will provide a different focus to that which presently obtains. Drawing on the experiences of the various institutions which will fall under its ambit, and the maintenance of established partnerships and arrangements, the University will play its part in the development of a sophisticated society with the capacity for the application of cutting-edge information and knowledge.
The role of The University of Trinidad and Tobago is to meet the needs of Trinidad and Tobago for a highly trained and qualified technological manpower base. UTT will also establish a non-teaching Academy for Arts, Culture and Public Affairs in the near future as an integral and important part of the new university.
As technology changed over the years to suit the evolving global environment, so too have the human resource needs of the country. In reviewing these needs, several distinct engineering functions are identified with each function requiring its own set of specialized competencies and by extension, education, training and qualification.