Pointe A Pierre Refinery GTL Project
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: NiQuan
  • Website: http://www.niquanenergy.com/
  • Wiki Page:
  • Location: West coast of Trinidad
  • Capacity: 0.1 million tons/annum & 2,250 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Project Stage:
  • Expected Completion: 2010
  • Budget: The total project budget was estimated at US$428 million

The Project

  • Project Type: A greenfield GTL plant
  • Project Summary: The plant is being constructed by the relocation and repurposing of equipment from decommissioned methanol and other plants
  • It is located at the Pointe A Pierre Refinery, which will take the products
  • Main Contractors: Black & Veatch

Refining Units

  • Synthesis Gas Generation Unit
  • Fischer-Tropsch Reactor
  • Hydrocracker Unit

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • 21mcf per day of gas feedstock

Products Produced

  • Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel Blendstock
  • The GTL diesel will be ofhigh quality with 0 ppm sulphur, approximately 0 ppm aromatics and a cetane number greater than 76


  • 2009 - The company was placed in receivership
  • 2014 - NiQuan acquired the project
  • 2015 - Black & Veatch awarded advisory contract

Other Information

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Relevant Links

  1. Gas to Liquid, Ministry of Energy
  2. World GTL Projects
  3. Black & Veatch to advise NiQuan Energy on Caribbean gas-to-liquids facility

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