On Wednesday 29 th September 2021, President of The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (NGC), Mr. Mark Loquan, represented the state energy company at the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) 4th Annual Workshop on the Promotion of Natural Gas Demand.
The aim of this virtual workshop was to bring global industry stakeholders together in discussion around the prospects for natural gas in a low-carbon future; policy mechanisms for its deeper integration into the energy mix; as well as its growing importance to improving energy accessibility in new markets, the development of blue hydrogen and a cleaner transportation sector.
The agenda also covered a panel discussion on strategies for carbon and methane emissions reduction across the global natural industry, in pursuit of carbon neutrality. Mark Loquan participated in this panel alongside principals from energy companies across the world. Mr. Loquan’s presentation situated the need for cleaner energy in the context of a Caribbean region that is increasingly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. He emphasised the importance of youth education and skills development to building a more resilient and decarbonised future. He also shared NGC’s approach to methane reduction using satellite and infrared technology, as well as some perspectives on how sustainability of the broader energy sector can be achieved through collaboration, technology, education, policy and transparent reporting.