Frequently Asked Questions
  • What is Petrotrin’s main business?

    Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (Petrotrin) is an integrated oil and gas company engaged in the full range of petroleum operations including the exploration for, development of and production of hydrocarbons, and the manufacturing and marketing of a wide range of petroleum products.
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  • When was Petrotrin incorporated?

    Petrotrin was incorporated in January 1993, merging selected assets of state owned Trinidad and Tobago Oil Company (TRINTOC) and Trinidad and Tobago Petroleum Company (TRINTOPEC).
    Our roots can however be traced to the beginning of commercial oil production in Trinidad and Tobago through predecessors who were listed among the nation’s earliest prospectors in oil and gas.
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  • Who owns Petrotrin?

    Petrotrin is a limited liability company, wholly owned by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The Company is under the direct control of the Minister of Finance as Corporation Sole. The Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs is the line ministry that provides specialized technical analyses and statutory approvals for our operations while ensuring adherence to Government’s policy guidelines.
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  • How many people are employed by Petrotrin?

    Petrotrin has a combined workforce of more than 5,000 employees, the majority of whom are in the core operating areas. Indirect employment is also provided for thousands more.
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  • Where is Petrotrin's Refinery located?

    Our Refinery is located at Pointe-a-Pierre, on the west coast of Trinidad on 2,000 acres of land, approximately 56 kilometres north of San Fernando along the coast of the Gulf of Paria.
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  • What types of products are processed at Petrotrin’s refinery?

    Our main refined petroleum products include Liquefied Petroleum Gas, Aviation Fuel, Motor Gasoline, Diesel and Fuel Oil.
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  • Where are Petrotrin's E&P operations located?

    Petrotrin's E&P operations are spread across the southwestern peninsula of Trinidad. The Company also has E&P operations offshore. Petrotrin operates several E&P offices located at Santa Flora, Point Fortin, Penal, Guayaguayare and Forest Reserve.
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