The West Indies Oil Company, WIOC, has moved to significantly boost its storage capacity for Liquefied Petroleum Gas, or cooking gas in Antigua. The sole distributor of the product in the market has acquired eight additional containers, each with a capacity of forty-five thousand gallons.
The ‘bullets’ as they are referred to in the distributive trade, will ensure there is an adequate supply of LPG in the periods between shipments. This development heralds good news for both householders and business operators who rely on this fuel for meal preparation. In addition, it is also a prudent business decision by WIOC which points to the resultant reduction in freight costs. This is so because increased storage capacity means there is less frequent importation of LPG.
WIOC’s Chief Executive Officer, Gregory Georges says this development is a momentous one for the company and is congruent with its growth and development strategy to better serve its customers.
The transportation of the containers from the Deep Water Harbour was a major logistical exercise, but was completed without incident. They are now at the headquarters of the company on Friars Hill Road and are to be installed shortly.