Roseau, Dominica: The government of the Commonwealth of Dominica has purchased 10,000 barrels of gasoline from none traditional sources. The Government of Dominica has taken tangible steps in dealing with the recent shortage of gasoline on the island.
This has included leasing new storage facilities at DCP and purchasing 10,000 barrels of gasoline from none traditional sources. Currently (Thursday, January 5, 2023), there are two ships in port offloading gasoline supplies to Petro Caribe at Jimmit and the new storage facilities at DCP. This will ensure gasoline supplies to the island for the coming weeks. There are no foreseeable shortages of gasoline at this time.
No more gas shortage in the immediate future. With 10,000 barrels at Petro Caribe and another 10,000 barrels at the DCP storage facility making a total of 20,000 barrels or a total of approximately 900,000 gallons of gasoline brought into Dominica by the Government of Dominica over the past two days.
Dominica now has enough gasoline to last for many weeks to come. It is expected that another shipment of gasoline will arrive in the next few days to create a national reserve.
All this while, work is expected to commence soon to further increase the Storage Capacity at the Petro Caribe Facility at Jimmit. The government of Dominica now expect no more gas shortages in the immediate future.
On the sudden shortage of gas in Dominica, The Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce (DAIC) issued the statement and stated that it is deeply concerned about the critical situation in Dominica with the shortage of fuel.
This gas shortage continues to be a major issue facing the Members, the Private Sector, and the island, in general. They are witnessing the impact caused by this gas disruption with ripple effects across our supply chains.
This is reflected in the slowdown and potential crippling of the businesses as they are unable to conduct business as is customary at this critical and important revenue generating season. Moreover, this has impacted the general public’s ability in many ways inclusive of critical activities such as accessing health and other essential services.