India looks at Trinidad and Tobago for oil

By Paras Ramoutar, IANS
Monday, November 15, 2010

Port-of-SPAIN - An Indian delegation held a string of talks with ministers and top officials in oil and gas rich Trinidad and Tobago “to enhance trade relations” in the field of energy with the Caribbean nation.

The Indian delegation comprising senior officials from Indian gas companies met Minister of Finance Winston Dookeran and Minister Energy and Energy Affairs Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan during their three-day visit.

The Indian officials were Rajiv Kumar Mathur, executive director, Gas Authority of India Ltd. (GAIL), Sanjay Kumar, general manager, GAIL; and R.K.Garg, senior vice-president, Petronet LNG Ltd.

They also met officials from Petrotrin, National Gas Company, National Energy Corporation, Atlantic LNG, British Petroleum, British Gas, Repsol, T&T Energy Chamber and the India-T&T Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

An Indian High Commission official said discussions were held “to enhance trade relations between India and Trinidad and Tobago in the field of energy as well as to explore opportunities for investments”.

Trinidad and Tobago’s major foreign exchange earner is natural gas and oil. Over 44 percent of the over one million population of the islands is of Indian extraction.

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