WIOC says Severe Weather Conditions Preventing the Landing of Cooking Gas


JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – December 12, 2022 “Severe weather conditions are currently prohibiting the landing of Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) to many Caribbean islands, including Antigua and Barbuda”.

This statement was made by the Chief Executive Officer of the West Indies Oil Company Ltd (WIOC), Mr. Gregory Georges.

The WIOC top official advised that, because of wind and sea conditions, which have also affected the direction in which aircraft land and take off at the V.C. Bird International Airport, supplier ships have not been able to safely berth to deliver LPG to Antigua and Barbuda and other Caribbean destinations.

In fact, the Buckeye Petroleum Terminal in Cul-de-Sac Bay, Castries, St. Lucia is currently closed due to adverse sea and wind conditions The Chief Pilot of the Antigua and Barbuda Port Authority could not berth any tankers last week either at WIOC’s Sea Island Jetty or the recently commissioned multi-buoy mooring.

Mr. Georges explained that WIOC’s supply of LPG to both the household cylinder and commercial bulk sectors of our domestic market has been interrupted.

However, he stressed that the weather conditions are expected to improve during the coming week, allowing supplies to return to normal immediately thereafter.

In expressing regret for the situation, which is beyond WIOC’s control, Mr. Georges emphasized that the supply of all other petroleum products is not affected.

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  1. Making a mockery out of the blue economy, depending on fossil fuel to deliver more fossil fuel, when you advertise sunshine to the tourist and solar power is illegal …. what are farse… and then That Piece of You Know What want to go to the Hague with a bogus case of the impact of Global warming on small states.
    This will be no different from the WTO offshore gaming case.
    Ask questions and demand answers

  2. Is this the same wioc that the pm claims has enough local storage for a natural disaster? Now a little high wind that u have to hear about on the news to know about is causing problems.

  3. Please ask the useful idiot when the cooking gas coming? You going tell me is now our gas coming for the Christmas and start of the tourist season. What kind of manager does that? Is February stores supposed to be coming yesterday, having stockpiled since October for December. All dem managers and CEOs that come from elsewhere just live the high life with their Political partners in crime and don’t do no work and still get big big pay!

  4. how is it that other products can be delivered yet the wind be impacting only LPG? All dem lie, lie, lie.
    I hear KFC closing cause they don’t have gas. No cooking this Christmas season!

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