CLOSURE OF TRINIDAD & TOBAGO REFINERY SHAKES UP TWIN ISLAND STATE’S OIL INDUSTRY

THE CLOSURE in November of the only oil refinery in Trinidad & Tobago, after 101 years of producing fuel in this Caribbean twin-island state, has cost thousands of jobs, impacting a large part of the nation’s economy. It means that this republic, which still possesses substantial oil and gas reserves, must now import gasoline, diesel and aviation fuel. State-owned operator the Trinidad Petroleum Holdings Ltd and its subsidiaries (which has taken over the assets and activities of the former Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago Ltd (Petrotrin) is now ...


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