CAY BAY:— SOL ANTILLES N.V. (Sol), confirms that after the passage of Hurricanes Irma and María, the residents of St Maarten once again have full access to fuels from the island’s five Sol Service Stations. Sol, the leading regional supplier of petroleum products, has re-established service at the Tackling, Sucker Garden, St. Peters, Risdons and Madame Estate service stations. The re-establishment of supply means that residents once again have reliable access to fuel for vehicles, electricity generation and cooking.
“I genuinely thank our teams who have been working tirelessly under challenging circumstances to re-establish service and we are happy to confirm that our five service stations are fully operational,” David Antrobus, General Manager of Sol St. Maarten, stated. “Providing our customers with a safe, reliable supply of energy products is our top priority,” the General Manager explained, “and we are satisfied that all of the necessary assessments have been conducted to ensure the safety and security of our operation and the integrity of our products and delivery systems.”
The company has restored service of its Aviation Services, as well as supply to the national power company GEBE. Sol has also re-established service to the Island Water World Marina, and is working to restore the delivery of its energy products to the other affected marinas as soon as possible. We expect to have our Marinas fully functional for the Marine season which commences in November.The company has reinstated its LPG product supply to commercial customers which has facilitated the operating restaurants, bakeries and hotels to commence business. Our pack LPG product is available to residential customers through our distributor, Island Cooking Gas, whilst we concentrate on re-establishing our island wide Reseller network.
Sol is receiving replenishment of all products via the company’s fully functioning terminals on a weekly basis, and service stations are operational from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. “We are confident that we have sufficient supply to meet the needs of the island on a continuous basis and there is no shortage.” Antrobus explained, “and we would like to thank the public for their patience as we underwent the necessary safety checks, tests and repairs before reinstating island-wide distribution.” Antrobus continued “ that most importantly thanks must be given to Sol’s staff and contractors at the Cay Bay and PJIA Depots as well as at all service stations for their great efforts and service in getting our operations back to where they are today”
The Sol Group of companies operates in 23 countries across the Eastern Caribbean, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Bermuda, Bahamas, Cayman, Belize, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Martinique and Guadeloupe. Sol supplies fuels, lubricants, bitumen and LPG through an extensive service station network, with marine, aviation and commercial operations in the Caribbean.
SOL Press Release
Source: St. Martin News Network http://www.smn-news.com/st-maarten-st-martin-news/27351-sol-confirms-the-re-establishment-of-fuel-supply.html