News day reporter
Senior Shell executives met the Prime Minister at the Shell Center in London on Thursday to discuss opportunities for collaboration between TT and the oil company.
Also present at the meeting was Energy Minister Stuart Young. The meeting came after Dr Rowley met BP CEO Bernard Looney at the company’s London headquarters hours earlier. Rowley is leading a government delegation to the UK where earlier this week he spoke at the Global Leaders Summit at the UN Climate Change Conference, COP 26, in Glasgow, Scotland.
Rowley and Shell executives also discussed Shell’s key growth plans and potential collaboration opportunities to advance TT’s energy transition ambitions.
The Shell delegation, led by newly appointed director of integrated solutions for gas, renewables and power, Wael Sawan, presented the company’s energy transition strategy, Powering Progress, to Rowley and Young.
A statement from Shell said that with a targeted strategy to accelerate the transition to net zero emissions, Shell’s goal is to be a net zero emissions energy company by 2050, in tune with society.
Key business decisions were also discussed, including the commercial restructuring of Atlantic LNG, the recent Cabinet approval of the Manatee Block 6 Production Sharing Contract Amendment and the progress of a large-scale solar project. developed by a consortium including Shell, bp and Lightsource bp.
“Shell remains committed to securing Trinidad and Tobago’s energy future and is excited to play a leading role in unlocking the country’s energy transition potential,” Sawan said.
Eugene Okpere, Senior Vice President and Country Chairman of Shell Trinidad and Tobago also said, “We have operated in Trinidad and Tobago since 1913 and the partnerships we have formed have allowed our business to grow and grow. transform to meet the expectations of government and other stakeholders.
“We look forward to deepening these partnerships for the benefit of all.”
Other senior Shell executives present at the meeting were: De La Rey Venter, executive vice president of Shell’s LNG business for the Western Hemisphere, Ed Daniels, executive vice president, Strategy, Portfolio and Sustainability; and Anders Ekvall, Business Opportunities Manager.