According to an audit by Ryder Scott released in August, Trinidad and Tobago's proven gas reserves have fallen for a fourth straight year. While officials have said that the country needs to boost exploration and open up new markets, lower prices and reduced demand from the United States pose additional challenges to attracting new investment, according to analysts. What is the medium- to long-term future of Trinidad and Tobago's oil and gas sector? How can it attract new investment and fund E&P activities in the current business environment? How might scarce supplies affect the country's manufacturing sector, which has been criticized by other Caribbean countries for benefiting from lower domestic energy costs?
Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor. "What is the Future of Trinidad and Tobago's Oil and Gas Sector?." (2011). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/la_energy_dialog/95