Cessation of the supply of regular gasoline (RON 83) on the local market
The Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries wishes to announce the cessation of the supply of regular gasoline (RON 83) on the local market at this time. Following the closure of the Petrotrin Refinery the last stocks of regular gasoline were distributed by December 7, 2018.
The demand for regular gasoline has fluctuated between 8000 barrels to 10,000 barrels per month. 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 notes that regular gasoline (RON 83) has been the fuel widely used by fishing communities. The Ministry wishes to inform that super gasoline (RON 92) is a suitable and superior replacement and has been used in artisanal fishing vessels without adverse impact. A case in point is Tobago which does not have a supply of regular gasoline (RON 83). There have been no complaints by the fishing community of Tobago with respect to the use of Super Gasoline (RON 92) in their boats.
The Ministry regrets any inconvenience caused by the discontinuation of Regular Gasoline (RON 83).