• Energy

    OBG’s energy analysis looks at all aspects of the industry, including exploration and production, domestic usage and exports plus relationships between the government and IOCs. Where applicable, renewable energy, electricity demand, production, power station construction and local potential for nuclear power are analysed.
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Although the world remains largely dependent upon fossil fuels for power generation, a gradual transition towards renewable sources has been taking place since the 1990s, underpinned by multilateral deals such as the Kyoto Protocol, the Doha Amendment and, more recently, the Paris Agreement. Investment and development in renewable technologies has historically been led by...

To what extent did the sector develop in 2019, and what direction will it take in 2020?

Chapter | Energy from The Report: Trinidad & Tobago 2020

Hydrocarbons have long been the primary driver of Trinidad and Tobago’s economy. Indeed, T&T is the largest oil and gas producing country in the Caribbean, with the energy sector contributing around 45% to GDP, according to the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries. The new oil and gas discoveries made in 2019, along with new investment pledges by major international operators in the...

Trinidad and Tobago is the largest producer of oil and gas in the Caribbean. While there is a need to diversify the economy away from its dependence on hydrocarbons, a number of new discoveries in late 2019 appear set to support a short-term recovery in the energy sector and lend financing to the wider economy.

 

Companies in the mining sector have traditionally been slow to adopt new technologies due to the scale and complexity of their operations, as well as the hefty costs that come with change. The uptake of digital tools and solutions has consequently been limited. However, challenging market conditions – driven by weak global demand for certain...

 

In 2018 Ghana overtook South Africa to become the top gold producer in Africa. According to the Ghana Chamber of Mines, total production increased by 11.9% in 2018, from 4.3m oz in 2017 to some 4.8m oz, with gains in output expected to continue beyond 2019. Global credit ratings agency Fitch also ranked Ghana’s mining sector first in Africa –...

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