NGC’s Major Transmission Pipelines
The Tobago pipeline is a 12-inch line which can carry up to 119MMscf/d from the BHP Billiton offshore field to the Cove Eco-Industrial Business Parkland in Lowlands, Tobago. The first gas was received in November 2012 and the pipeline now supplies natural gas to the T&TEC power generation plant located at Cove. It will also supply natural gas to the prospective light industrial users at the estate.
36-inch North-Eastern Offshore Pipeline (NEO)
The North-Eastern Offshore Pipeline (NEO) was commissioned in 2011. It runs from the BHP Billiton Gas Export Platform (GEP) in the Angostura field, located off the north-east coast of Trinidad, to Mayaro Bay. The line continues on land to NGC’s accumulator station at its Beachfield facility.
The 94km, 36-inch-diameter pipeline runs southwards from the BHP Billiton Gas Export Platform located in the Angostura Offshore field to Mayaro Bay. The line continues on land to NGC’s Beachfield Operations facility.
Union Pipeline supplies natural gas to present and future customers located on the Union and La Brea Industrial Estates. It facilitates the flow of up to 220MMscf/d of natural gas and was commissioned in April 2011.
Beachfield Upstream Development (BUD) Pipeline
The 36-inch-diameter BUD marine line was constructed in 2004. It served as the catalyst for NGC to deepen and expand its operations at Beachfield. The capacity of NGC’s pipeline system increased from 1.4Bcf to 2Bcf in anticipation of higher demands by new gas-based customers.
36-inch Pipeline from Beachfield to Point Lisas
This 36 -inch line from Beachfield to Point Lisas via Picton was commissioned in 1999. It is 97.3km long and supplies gas to customers in Point Lisas.
36-inch-diameter pipeline from Beachfield to Point Fortin
This 36-inch-diameter line runs from Beachfield to the Atlantic LNG facility at Point Fortin via Picton.
30-inch Pipeline from Beachfield to Point Lisas
The 30-inch-diameter pipeline was commissioned in 1982, running from Beachfield to Point Lisas via Rio Claro and Tabaquite.
24/20-inch Offshore/Onshore Pipeline
The 24/20-inch offshore/onshore pipeline was built in 1978 to transport gas from the Teak and Poui fields to Point Lisas. Today it collects gas from the Osprey field.
16-inch Penal to Port of Spain Pipeline
This line was built over 50 years ago by T&TEC to transport natural gas from the Penal gas fields to the Port of Spain power plant. It is the oldest existing natural gas transmission line in the country. The power plant in Port of Spain has been decommissioned but the 16″ line is still in use today, delivering gas primarily to light industrial customers.
NGC’s Distribution Network
NGC has an extensive distribution network which ranges from 2-inch to 14-inch diameter pipelines. The network delivers gas to petrochemical and heavy industrial plants at Point Lisas; the light industrial/manufacturing sector; the commercial sector and various gas stations which are equipped for the sale of CNG.
This network is constantly being upgraded and extended.