NGC and Shell sign HOA to advance Manatee project


The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Ltd (NGC) announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (HOA) with Shell to initiate the pre-Front End Engineering Design (pre-FEED) phase for gas processing Manatee via NGC’s Beachfield facility. .

In a statement, the company said the HOA is establishing the framework for technical and commercial work to enable further progress in this phase of the Manatee project.

“The HOA strengthens the partnership between NGC and Shell and paves the way for future collaboration between the two companies. The signing bodes well for the local energy sector, as it marks another milestone in meeting the country’s future natural gas demands.

“Upon sanction, production from the Manatee area is indeed expected to bolster continued gas supply to the domestic market as well as the LNG industry.”

NGC Chairman Mark Loquan noted that the agreement advances NGC’s strategy to secure its current operations in Trinidad and Tobago.

“NGC continues to collaborate with industry stakeholders and leverage collective expertise and capabilities to support the energy sector.

“Working closely with Shell, NGC is actively participating in important growth projects that will contribute significantly to national development.”

“The company will work to ensure the integrity and capacity of our gas infrastructure as we remain true to our commitment to provide a stable and reliable supply of natural gas.

“We recognize that this is an important milestone for the entire Manatee project. We would like to congratulate the technical and commercial teams who have worked professionally for most of this year to ensure a clear landing on this component.”

NGC said it has strengthened its resilience in the face of a changing energy landscape and is committed to maximizing the value of Trinidad and Tobago’s energy resources, building a sustainable energy future.

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