MATT: Police investigation must continue despite apology by A&V Oil and Gas

The Media Association is calling on the managers of A&V Oil and Gas Limited to take responsibility for the attacks on media personnel and to fund the replacement of their equipment.

MATT is also calling on the police to continue their investigation into the attacks, despite the apology issued by the group.

MATT issued the following statement today.

"The last few days have been extremely difficult for the media fraternity in Trinidad and Tobago as media workers come to terms with the harassment of and attacks against some of our colleagues.

CEO of A&V Oil and Gas apologises for attacks on media personnel

Hanif Baksh, the Chief Executive Office of A&V Oil and Gas, has issued a statement apologising to the members of the media for recent attacks on them.

Last week Guardian photographer Kristian De Silva was attempting to take photos of the company’s Penal office when he was accosted and assaulted by two men.

A TV6 camera crew and a News photographer also complained of being attacked.

In a statement issued today the owner of the company at the center of the “fake oil scandal” said he is sorry.'

Attorneys for A&V Oil and Gas threaten to sue Opposition Leader

One day after it threatened Petrotrin with legal action, the company at the centre of the oil fraud scandal at Petrotrin is also threatening to sue the Opposition Leader.

A&V Oil and Gas Limited has issued a pre-action protocol letter through its attorney Senior Counsel Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj to Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar, demanding a full retraction of her comments and an apology.

The letter points to statements made by the Opposition Leader at a UNC meeting on Sunday 10th September 2017.

Persad-Bissessar: Fake-oil controversy warrants attention of DPP, COP & Integrity Commission

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar says the Prime Minister is calling on the prime minister to take action with regard to the Petrotrin fake oil controversy.

The Opposition Leader said in a statement today that the matter is serious enough to warrant the attention of the DPP, Commissioner of Police and Integrity Commission.

The following is a statement by the Opposition Leader.

NGC CNG distributes incentives to maxi, taxi and school bus owners who converted to CNG

NGC CNG Company Limited has started to distribute incentives to maxi taxi, taxi, and private school bus owners who have transitioned to CNG.

Several drivers who recently converted their vehicles to operate on CNG as their fuel of choice, or bought CNG powered vehicles, were presented with fuel cards by officials of NGC CNG.

The Company is mandated by the government to accelerate the use of CNG as a vehicular fuel, as well as increase the number of CNG fuelling points across the country.

Energy Chamber wants speedy investigation into Petrotrin oil-fraud allegations

The Energy Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago is hoping for a speedy conclusion to the investigations into allegations of fraud involving the sale of oil to Petrotrin.

The Chamber says it hopes appropriate action is then taken.

It issued the following statement today:

"The Energy Chamber is very concerned about the allegations being made about fraud in the transfer and sale of oil from A&V Drilling to Petrotrin.  

Atlantic: No one injured in plant fire

Atlantic LNG has assured that no one was injured in the fire at its Point Fortin plant today.

A turbine generator caught fire prompting an evacuation.

The following is a statement by Atlantic LNG.

Government gives Shell "favourable updates" on requests made

The Government says it has given Shell's executives "favourable updates" on requests made by the company at a meeting Wednesday.

Among the things including Shell had asked for was accelerated approvals for the company's work programmes.

The following is a statement by the Office of the Prime Minister.

"Prime Minister, Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley met today (May 10, 2017) with senior executives from Shell, who provided him with a progress report on a number of matters that were discussed on his trip to Houston last March.