On Wednesday 8th July 2015, WASA and the National Gas Company (NGC) CNG Company Limited, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that formalized an agreement between the two state entities, in relation to the expanded utilization of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) in the Authority’s fleet of vehicles.
In 2013, NGC was mandated by the Government to develop and expand the use of CNG, as a major transportation fuel in Trinidad and Tobago.
To implement this mandate NGC CNG Company Limited (a subsidiary of NGC) was formed. NGC CNG engaged in discussions with WASA regarding the utilization of CNG, since it was also an opportunity for WASA to reduce its transportation related costs.
The discussions culminated in the execution of the MOU, which will facilitate further negotiations between the parties, particularly in relation to the potential financing of the CNG conversion of select WASA vehicles by NGC CNG and the imminent signing of a contract between the parties governing the construction, operation and maintenance of a CNG Fuelling Station, at WASA’s Transport Department, St. Joseph.