April 8, 2010
Gas Exporting Secretary General Impressed with NGC

“I am impressed,” stated Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) Secretary General Leonid hanovsky, after presentations by representatives of The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (NGC) and its wholly-owned subsidiary National Energy Corporation (NEC) on Wednesday 8 April, 2010.

He was greeted at NGC’s Point Lisas Head Office by NGC/NEC Chairman Malcolm A. Jones; NGC President S. Andrew Mc Intosh; NEC President Andrew Jupiter and Special Advisor to the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries Frank Look Kin. Mr. Bokhanovsky was given an overview of NGC and a history of this country’s natural gas industry by NGC’s Vice President, Commercial, Arnold De Four. NEC’s presentation, which was delivered by Mrs. Marleen Lord-Lewis, Vice President of Business Development.

The Secretary General stated that he was very impressed by our country’s achievements in the field of gas and industrial development over such a short space of time. After the presentations, Mr. Bokhanovsky was accompanied by NGC’s Vice President, Technical Services, Mr. Wade Hamilton on an aerial tour of the Point Lisas Industrial Estate and the Atlantic LNG Facility.

The GECF is an inter-governmental organization of some of the world's leading gas producers. The GECF's share of total exports is 60% and possess 42% of the world's gas reserves. The GECF, which was created in 2001, has the following members: Algeria, Bolivia, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Iran, Kazakhstan (observer), Libya, Nigeria, Norway (observer), Qatar, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela.

The objectives of the GECF are:
  • to foster the concept of mutuality of interests by favoring dialogue between producers, between producers and consumers and between governments and energy-related industries;
  • to provide a platform to promote study and exchange of views;
  • to promote a stable and transparent energy market