Trinidad and Tobago will host the 20th Ministerial meeting of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) this week.

A statement from the Ministry of Energy said that the meeting will be attended by representatives of various countries, including Qatar, Venezuela, Equatorial Guinea, Algeria and Nigeria.

It said Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Rowley, will deliver the feature address at the Gas Symposium on November 13 and taking place on the sidelines of the ministerial conference that will be held a day later.

The GECF meeting will “discuss, among other important issues, current and future energy trends and the role of gas as outlined in the 2018 GECF Global Gas Outlook 2040 and the Annual Statistical Bulletin (ASB) both scheduled to be released in December 2018,” the Ministry of Energy said.

The statement said that among those addressing the Gas Symposium will be Minister of Energy in Algeria, Mustapha Guitouni; Minister of Hydrocarbon of Equatorial Guinea, Gabriel Obian Mbaga Lima; as well as Minister of Energy and Industries of Qatar, Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada.

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources of Nigeria, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, and People’s Minister of Petroleum of Venezuela, Manuel Salvador Quevedo Fernández, will address the issue of “Natural Gas and Long Term”.

The meeting will also be attended by Executive Director of the Latin America Energy Organisations (OLADE), Blanco Bonilla, and Secretary General of the International Gas Union, Luis Bertran Rafecas.