From the Field
Trinidad to stop supply of regular petrol
PORT OF SPAIN, December 19, 2018 – Regular petrol will no longer be supplied in Trinidad and Tobago, the country’s Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries announced in a social media post on Tuesday.
“Paria Fuel Trading Company, which is now responsible for the supply of liquid petroleum fuels on the local market, has informed that imports of regular gasoline (RON 83) would be uneconomical, as the volumes are small, the fuel is not a standard grade and is rarely produced by most regional refineries,” the ministry said in a Facebook post.
Petrotrin’s Pointe-à-Pierre refinery, which had produced regular petrol, ceased operating last month amid company restructuring. Trinidad and Tobago is now relying on imports to meet fuel demand.