Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica

Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ): The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) was formed in June 1977, and is empowered by the Petroleum Act of 1979, to pursue the development of Jamaica’s energy resources with exclusive rights to explore for oil and develop Jamaica’s petroleum resources. The entity initially was mandated to explore for oil and gas along with the procurement of refining, retailing and distribution of petroleum products.

The mandate was later expanded in 1995 to include the development of indigenous renewable energy resources and extended to be a main entity in implementing the National Energy Policy 2009-2030. At various points, the PCJ held equity in a number of entities which also carried out this mandate. These include PETROJAM, PETROJAM Ethanol, Petroleum Company of Jamaica (PETCOM) and Wigton Wind Farm Limited (WWF).