Very usefull links


News links




Dow Jones

Oil price



Views and News





Guyana needs to be transparent with citizens on the oil business as Trinidad & Tobago


By Kaieter News

Petroleumworld 03 21 2018

The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has no difficulty sharing with its citizenry, information or data on oil and gas. This was recently revealed by the CARICOM nation's Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Rowley.

He expressed such sentiments while delivering a feature address at a recent Spotlight on Energy forum that was held in Port of Spain. There, Rowley said that that the business of government in Trinidad and Tobago is not a secret “as we have nothing to hide,” hence several officials had no problem providing the citizenry with the same data that was shown to the Cabinet.

As he emphasized the need for transparency, Dr. Rowley, a seasoned geologist said, “We have nothing to hide and everything to protect.”

The Spotlight on Energy conference allowed Trinidadians to have access to reports on the nation's reserves, a gas master plan, along with other crucial data and relevant explanations. The conference also provided details on the government's view on the industry, how companies have been paying over the years, and the billions of dollars in taxes that are slipping through the government's fingers.

In the case of Guyana
, the Government has not been forthcoming about information it is receiving in the oil and gas industry. It has even refused to provide the names of the negotiators that represented Guyana during the signing of the ExxonMobil contract. It has not budged on the release of the Bridging Deed; the purpose of which was to replace the 1999 Agreement and the 1999 Petroleum Prospecting Licence.

And the nation is yet to know the names of the 309 companies ExxonMobil claimed it utilized last year for the provision of goods and services. All of this and more has led many local critics to wonder if the government has something to hide.

Story from Kaieter News
03 21 2018

We invite all our readers to share with us
their views and comments about this article.
Write to

By using this link, you agree to allow PW
to publish your comments on our letters page.

Any question or suggestions,
please write to:

Best Viewed with IE 5.01+ Windows NT 4.0, '95,
'98,ME,XP, Vista, Windows 7,8,10 +/ 800x600 pixels






Editor & Publisher:Elio Ohep/
Contact Email:

CopyRight © 1999-2016, Paul Ohep F. - All Rights Reserved. Legal Information

PW in Top 100 Energy Sites

CopyRight©1999-2017, Petroleumworld ™  / Elio Ohep - All rights reservedThis site is a public free site and it contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner.We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of business, environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have chosen to view the included information for research, information, and educational purposes. For more information go to: If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission fromPetroleumworld or the copyright owner of the material.