Introducing NGC CNG
“CNG is our business”
NGC CNG Company Limited, a subsidiary of The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited, NGC, on May 15, 2014, executed Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with the Trinidad and Tobago National Petroleum Marketing Company Limited (NP) and United Independent Petroleum Marketing Company Limited (UNIPET).
Represented at the signings were: Mr. Curtis Mohammed – President (Ag.) of NGC CNG, Mr. Steve Gosine – Chairman, NP, and Mr. Ronald Milford – CEO, UNIPET.
NGC has been mandated by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago to accelerate and expand the use of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as a major, alternative, transportation fuel in the country. NGC CNG plans to invest on a phased basis over TT$2 billion over five years. The first phase, lasting two years, which is projected to cost TT$500 million, will involve the construction of twenty-two (22) new or revamped CNG-only fuel stations and conversion of over 17,000 vehicles. The second phase, lasting three years, is projected to cost TT$1.57 billion for the construction of more stations and conversions.
The MOUs between NGC CNG/NP and NGC CNG/UNIPET represent significant milestones in the effort and outline the terms and conditions for the respective companies regarding the provision of CNG equipment installations, operations and dispensation.
This development allows for agreement and prioritization of supply arrangements that will allow for the finalization of target sites to locate upgraded CNG service, retrofitting and new CNG and mobile CNG locations for Phase 1 of the CNG initiative. Indeed, NGC CNG, NP and UNIPET understand the importance of their respective roles in the local CNG supply chain, and together with timely support from the various regulatory and state bodies successful expansion of CNG usage will become a reality.
The criteria for the selection and priority of stations:
- the proximity to existing natural gas distribution pipelines;
- projected vehicular throughput at the stations;
- strategic location of the site vis-a-vis the CNG promotion target, and status of statutory approvals for new sites or refurbished sites.
Maxi Taxi CNG grant
- News Release – OEM CNG Maxi-taxi Grant | October 2015
- News Release – TT$60 million for Maxi-Taxi owners to switch to CNG | July 2015
- News Release – WASA and NGC CNG Company Limited sign MOU | July 2015
- NGC CNG Launches 2015 CNG Campaign with Sponsorship of T&T International Marathon | January 2015
In keeping with the mandate of NGC CNG Company Limited (NGC CNG) to promote CNG usage in the transportation sector, and with the Corporate Social Investment initiative of reducing the nation’s carbon footprint consistent with cleaner air and a healthy lifestyle, NGC CNG was delighted to be one of the main sponsors of the Trinidad & Tobago International Marathon held on Sunday 25th January.
- News Release- New Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Service Station Opened in Pt Lisas | January 2015
The NGC CNG Company Limited (NGC CNG), is pleased to announce the commissioning of its new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) service station at the NGC parent’s Warehouse Field Complex located in Pt. Lisas. The new station will be used by NGC to fill its vehicle fleet of more than 200, with CNG.
- Hurdles World Champion, Jehue Gordon Signs with NGC CNG | January 2015
The NGC CNG Company Limited (NGC CNG), a subsidiary company of The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (NGC), has the mandate to develop a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) industry in Trinidad and Tobago, and thereby, offer the population an alternative, cost-effective, environment-friendly transportation fuel. In pursuit of this mandate, NGC CNG is developing a CNG brand ambassador promotional strategy that seeks the endorsement of CNG usage from key icons in our society.
- The NESC and NGC CNG Sign MOU for CNG Maintenance Technician Training | October 2014
On October 15 2014 Senator the Honourable Fazal Karim, Minister of Tertiary Education and Skills Training and Senator the Honourable Kevin Ramnarine, Minister of Energy and Energy Affairs were present at the signing of an historical MOU between the National Energy Skills Center (NESC) and the NGC CNG Limited.