Minister of Energy and Energy Industries to speak at Gas Symposium

The Prime Minister, Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley, will on Tuesday November 13, 2018, deliver the Keynote Address at the Gas Symposium being organized by the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries in conjunction with the Gas Exporting Countries Forum, GECF.

The Gas Symposium is being held on the sidelines of the 20th Ministerial Meeting of the GECF on November 14 at the Hyatt Regency Conference Centre in Port of Spain.

Also to speak at the Gas Symposium will be the Minister of Energy and Energy Industries and President of the GECF Ministerial Meeting His Excellency Senator the Hon Franklin Khan, who, along with other GECF Ministers such as the Minister of Energy of Algeria His Excellency Mustapha Guitouni, Minister of Hydrocarbon of Equatorial Guinea His Excellency Gabriel Obian Mbaga Lima; Minister of Energy and Industries of Qatar His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada; Minister of State for Petroleum Resources of Nigeria His Excellency Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu and the People's Minister of Petroleum of Venezuela His Excellency Manuel Salvador Quevedo Fernández will address the issue of “Natural Gas and Long Term Energy Security”.

Other expected high level speakers include the Executive Director of the Latin America Energy Organisations, OLADE, Blanco Bonilla; Secretary General of the International Gas Union, IG, Luis Bertran Rafecas, and leading energy companies such as Rosneft, National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago, Gazprom and Shell among others.

The Gas Symposium is part of activities marking the hosting of the 20th Ministerial Meeting of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum, GECF, by Trinidad and Tobago  

At the meeting, which will usher in the celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Forum, the Ministers will discuss among other important issues, current and future energy trends and the role of gas as outlined in the 2018 GECF Global Gas Outlook 2040 and the Annual Statistical Bulletin (ASB) both scheduled to be released in December 2018.


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