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Trinidad and Tobago's Key Energy Statistics world rank
Total energy production
quadrillion Btu
Total energy consumption
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Dry natural gas exports
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Natural gas reserves
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Crude oil including lease condensate reserves
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Map of Trinidad and Tobago
Map of Trinidad and Tobago

Analysis - Energy Sector Highlights Last updated: January 2016

  • As the largest oil and natural gas producer in the Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago's hydrocarbon sector moved from an oil-dominant to a mostly natural gas-based sector in the early 1990s. In 2014, Trinidad and Tobago was the world's sixth-largest LNG exporter, according to the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2015. The country was also the largest LNG exporter to the United States, accounting for nearly 71% of U.S. LNG imports in 2014.
  • According to BP's Statistical Review, total primary energy consumption in Trinidad and Tobago was about 850 trillion British Thermal Units (Btu) in 2014. Natural gas consumption accounted for approximately 93%, and consumption of petroleum products 7%. Renewable fuels, in the form of biomass and waste, represent a negligible share of energy consumption.
  • As of the beginning of 2016, Trinidad and Tobago had 11.5 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of proved natural gas reserves, a slow decline since 2005, according to the Oil & Gas Journal (OGJ). The country produced roughly 1.5 Tcf of dry natural gas in 2014, according to Trinidad and Tobago's Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries.
  • Together, BP Trinidad and Tobago (BPTT), the largest natural gas producer in the country, and British Gas Trinidad and Tobago Limited (BGTT) account for more than three-fourths of total natural gas production, according to the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries.
  • Trinidad and Tobago house one of the largest natural gas processing facilities in the Western Hemisphere. The Phoenix Park Gas Processors Limited (PPGPL) natural gas liquids (NGL) complex was the second major acquisition made by the National Gas Company (NGC) in August 2013. It is located in the Post of Savonetta and has a processing capacity of almost 2 billion cubic feet (Bcf) per day and an output capacity of 70,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) of NGL.

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