Feature Address by Senator the Honourable Franklin Khan, Minister of Energy and Energy Industries at the Gas Sales Agreement Block 3(a)

Good morning. It is my pleasure to be here with my colleagues from the NGC, BHP, Heritage Petroleum and NGC E&P for the signing of the Gas Sales Contract for Block 3a.

This is indeed a momentous occasion and yet another step towards bolstering Trinidad and Tobago’s hydrocarbon production and increasing our natural gas supply to the domestic market. This project is expected to boost our country’s oil production by nearly 16,000 barrels per day (bpd) at its peak, and natural gas production by approximately 80 million standard cubic feet per day (MMscf).