First LPG station opens in north Fiji

From Left:Fiji Gas North branch team leader Jefferson Gock, Fiji Gas Health, Safety and Environment Manager Niteshwar Sami, Fiji Gas National Operations Manager Max Olsson, Basrath Service Station Managing Director Saifud Din and Fiji Gas team leader deliveries Jagish Prasad during the opening of the Vanua Levu's first auto gas station on Nasekula Road in Labasa yesterday. Photo:SHRATIKA NAIDU

Fiji Gas has held the opening of the first Autogas site in Vanua Levu. The new facility is located on Nasekula Road, Labasa adjacent to the Y-Corner Service station, and is a joint venture between Fiji Gas and Labasa Fuel Distributors.

The station was designed and constructed by Fiji Gas S&I and Compliance Teams. As with all Fiji Gas site, it was built and will operate under Australian Standards. It is also fully compliant with all Fiji Planning Regulations. Labasa Fuel Distributors will operate the site moving forward with Fiji Gas supplying LPG fuel from its terminal in Malau, Labasa.

Max Olsson, National Operations Manager of Fiji Gas, commented, “Today is a milestone achievement for Fiji Gas and we are extremely proud of this contribution we have made to the economy in Labasa as well as to the people of Labasa. Vanua Levu is known for its pristine environment, untouched scenery and large farmlands. This is what we want to protect. With the introduction of Autogas in Labasa, this clean fuel is now available to everyone and is our mark of commitment to providing all of Fiji with a clean alternative fuel, a fuel that is safe for our environment.”

Moreover, Saifud Dea, proprietor of Labasa Fuel Distributors, has invested into 25 LPG powered taxis in Labasa. “With the fast growing economy in the North, I am very pleased to be part of this development. Vehicle owners in Labasa now have a cleaner fuel alternative and we are extremely proud to be able to provide this option to our customers,” he said.

Fiji Gas distributes LPG to 16 Autogas stations throughout the major centres in Fiji. The company plans to open more sites in 2016.