GOGEC welcomes closer cooperation with Trinidad


The Guyana Oil & Gas Energy Chamber (GOGEC) said in a statement on Friday that it wishes to place on record that it supports closer co-operation and collaboration with Trinidad and Tobago and all other partners in Caricom.

Responding to reports and concerns in the public domain in Guyana about a Memorandum of Understanding on energy soon to be signed between Guyana and Trinidad, GOGEC said, “While we are not privy to the contents of the MoU, we support developing closer linkages with Trinidad and Tobago, particularly in the oil and gas sector.”

GOGEC said if the MoU is in the interest of Guyanese businesses and Guyanese people, and would benefit them in a positive and significant way, then it is fully in support of this initiative.

“There are mixed signals coming from politicians of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago about the closure of Petrotrin and the way forward,” GOGEC said.

The Energy Chamber said it will work with the Government, all local business organisations, and all investors from Trinidad and Tobago and further afield to help us develop the oil and gas industry for the benefit of all Guyanese, particularly the poor and vulnerable.