As you are aware, the petroleum industry of Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) has had a long history dating as far back as one hundred and ten (110) years. During our time in the industry, we have forged many relationships and joined prestigious organizations such as the GECF. The GECF is an internationally recognized organization, comprising of the world’s leading natural gas producers and exporters. The GECF was formed to increase coordination and to strengthen collaboration among member countries, with the aim of supporting the sovereign rights of the member countries over their natural gas resources. The GECF also seeks to promote dialogue between member countries.
Currently, there are twelve (12) member countries: Algeria, Bolivia, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Iran, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, the Russian Federation, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela, all of whom are represented here today.