National Petroleum – “No shortage of LPG”

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National Petroleum – “No shortage of LPG”

The Trinidad & Tobago National Petroleum Marketing Company Limited is shutting claims down that there is a shortage of LPG.

In a media release issued today, National Petroleum made reference to an article in the Sunday Express dated 23rd March 2023, where the headline read, “Natural Gas Crisis”.

NP said the article, outlined that several petrochemical plants at Point Lisas are currently shut down due to a fire at bpTT’s Mahogany hub.

“The article also states that one of these plants is the lone cooking gas producer in the country which alludes to the fact this could affect the supply of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)/cooking gas to the nation.”

“In light of the issues raised, the Trinidad & Tobago National Petroleum Marketing Company Limited (NP) wishes to advise that at present, “there is no shortage of LPG” to the public and measures have been implemented to ensure an uninterrupted supply.”

“Therefore, consumers are encouraged to maintain their normal purchasing patterns and avoid panic-buying which will only serve to cause shortages. Furthermore, NP’s LPG plant operations will continue as normal, with systems in place to prevent any disruption to supplies.”

NP said it will continue to meet the needs of the country in a timely manner to ensure the reliable and continuous supply of LPG /cooking gas to the local market.