Shell is well remembered for its development of social and sporting infrastructure in south west Trinidad and for its Trade School, where several of the nationals who have contributed significantly to the development of Trinidad & Tobago’s oil and gas sector, received their first training in the sector.
In 1974 the oil industry was nationalized with the Government purchasing Shell’s assets to create the country’s first national oil company and as a consequence Shell’s footprint was reduced significantly. In January 2014, Shell acquired Repsol’s 20% - 25% non-operated interest in Atlantic LNG. With the completion of the combination of BG Group and Royal Dutch Shell in February 2016, Shell assumed a major Upstream position where gas is supplied to both the petrochemical and LNG sectors and a majority interest in Atlantic LNG across the four train facility.
- Shell has been active in Trinidad & Tobago since 1913
- Shell is now present in seven offshore and onshore blocks (both operated and non-operated) as well as pipelines and a larger presence in Atlantic LNG
- Shell delivers an integrated gas operation to supply the petrochemical market and Atlantic LNG
- Atlantic LNG was built in 1995 and at that time was the world's largest liquefaction facility; today it is the sixth largest LNG exporter in the world
- Our equity in the Atlantic LNG plant ranges from 46% to 57.5% in each of four trains at the Point Fortin facility