From Oil to Gas and Beyond chronicles the history of the petroleum industry in Trinidad and Tobago and appraises major policy decisions impacting its economy. The book details the macroeconomic, commercial, and technical challenges faced by Trinidad and Tobago in the monetization of its oil and gas resources over the past one hundred years. The contributors cover several topics including local content, national participation, sustainability, communication, leadership, energy diplomacy, environmental law and macroeconomic policy.
Publisher: University Press of America
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 862 g
Dimensions: 235 x 163 x 41 mm
This collection of papers offers an extraordinarily valuable glimpse into every important aspect of the `Trinidad and Tobago model.' The fact that the small, two-island Caribbean state provided an example to the world on the successful commercialization of a very modest amount of natural gas reserves amply qualifies the book's insights for study and emulation in countries far bigger than ours. -- David Renwick, co-founder of ENERGY Caribbean magazine and recipient of the Hummingbird Medal (Gold) in 2008
This authoritative collection of papers . . . is by far the most comprehensive and well-judged assessment I have seen. It provides both a well-written overview of the history of oil and gas development over the past century and also a well-informed assessment of where oil and gas policy is likely to lead. . . . It will be essential reading for all energy practitioners in Trinidad and Tobago and all other petroleum producer governments and companies. -- Paul Tempest, recipient of lifetime awards from the International Association of Energy Economics in 2008 and the British Institute of Energy Economics in 2010