When NP acquired the marketing assets of The Trinidad and Tobago Oil Company (Trintoc), the Company also inherited a lubricants blending plant at Sea Lots. Under NP’s ownership, the plant was initially licensed to produce a range of lubricants blended to formulations under the Shell brand name. In 1981, NP launched its own brand of lubricants.
NP is the primary marketer of motor gasolene in Trinidad and Tobago. It is supplied exclusively by Petrotrin, and sold through the 160-odd operating service stations and fishing co-operatives, of which 60% are located on premises owned or leased by NP, and 40% on the property owned or leased by dealers.
NP manufactures a wide range of engine, gear and hydraulic oils by blending base oils with imported additives. NP enjoys about 50% of the local automotive lubricants market.
Today NP blends, bottles and transports—under license—brake fluid and a range of internationally branded lubricants.
Our Grease Plant was commissioned in 1986 and has a design capacity of 500 tonnes per annum. Its main facilities include three blending kettles, three holding tanks and three mills that are used for bringing products to a homogenous consistency.
In 1992, NP commissioned outlets for sales of “environmentally friendly” compressed natural gas or CNG. There are eight CNG outlets operated by NP throughout Trinidad.
The Company is the sole supplier of aircraft fuel at Piarco International Airport in Trinidad and Crown Point Airport in Tobago. NP supplies Piston engine planes with aviation gasolene, and Jet A1 fuel for commercial aircraft.
NP is the sole distributor of LPG – Liquefied Petroleum Gas, used mainly for cooking and commercial purposes in Trinidad and Tobago. This product is sourced from the Petroleum Company of Trinidad & Tobago (Petrotrin—formerly Trintoc).
NP’s Lube Oil Blending Plant, located at Sea Lots, has the capacity to supply the Caricom Market, and its modern quality control laboratory is capable of carrying out state-of-the-art used oil analyses as well as other useful tests.
In June 1991, as part of its export thrust, NP commissioned its first overseas bulk storage facility in Dominica and its first service station outside of Trinidad and Tobago. Today there are three additional dealer owned stations, a bulk terminal facility, as well as monopolised aviation refueling services at both Melville Hall and Canefield Airports.
Although Government owned, NP is registered as a private company with its own Board of Directors. The Chief Executive Officer and a team of Line Managers handle the day-to-day activities.
The hub of NP’s activities takes place at its 22-acre bulk storage facility and Head Office located at the Sea Lots Complex. We also have gantry filling facilities at Pointe-a-Pierre and Tobago, and branch offices at Cocoyea and Piarco.
Natpet Investments Limited operates a semi-automated LPG bottle filling facility at Sea Lots. Its rated capacity is 1,600 twenty-pound cylinders per hour, and 50 hundred-pound cylinders per hour.
NP introduced the marketing of Unleaded Gasoline through its Service Station network on May 09,1995. The introduction of this product was undertaken to meet the demands of motorists who purchased vehicles fitted with fuel-injected engines. The product is distributed through services stations geographically spread throughout Trinidad and Tobago.
Under NP’s ownership, the lubricants blending plant at Sea Lots was initially licensed to produce a range of lubricants blended to formulations under the Shell brand name. In 1981, NP launched its own brand of lubricants.