Published On: Thu, Jan 11th, 2018

Government: Fuel and energy FAQs

gasoline1The questions and answers below provide answers to many common questions that arise in the community regarding the temporary closure of borders by Venezuela. The questions and answers are adjusted on the basis of current developments.

Version 1 dated January 10, 2018

QUESTION

Will there still be sufficient oil for the operation of the refinery? When are shortages expected and what are the consequences?

ANSWER

There is enough crude oil available to keep the refinery running for some time. In the short term, the stock of crude oil for producing fuels in the refinery is not seen as a problem. For the longer term, alternatives are being prepared to ensure that Curaçao will not be left without the various necessary fuels.

QUESTION

Will there be gasoline to be refueled in the future / when will shortages be expected?

ANSWER

There is a stock of various fuels on Curaçao. Curoil can also purchase fuel from elsewhere. For the time being, no shortages are foreseen. Any purchases of fuel elsewhere may have some influence on the prices, whichever they are, depends on the developments in prices on the international market.

QUESTION

Will there be propane gas / water / electricity in the future, when are shortages expected?

ANSWER

There is a stock of various fuels on Curaçao. Curoil can also purchase fuels from elsewhere. Any purchases of fuel elsewhere may have some influence on the prices, whichever they are, depend on the developments in prices on the international market.

There is also a stock for propane gas, but the storage capacity is in a way a challenge. There is sufficient storage capacity for approximately 2 days of stock. That is normally sufficient as long as the refinery remains operational and produces propane gas. Should that production of gas stop, then Curoil buys gas from elsewhere, but this can be done in limited quantities with the maximum storage capacity. Very soon there will be more storage capacity in Curaçao for fuels, including propane gas. The government closely monitors this and will take care of the timely information provision.

QUESTION

What does the government do to prevent shortages?

ANSWER

The government is in consultation with all departments involved to ensure that the current situation is timely and that alternatives are sought in a timely manner so that there are no shortages. If in a very exceptional situation a temporary shortage threatens, the government will proceed to rationing by only making fuels available to a list of vital organizations. This list contains institutions that must be able to continue to function under all circumstances.

QUESTION

What consequences does IT have for the prices of products?

ANSWER

Prices fluctuate in line with the market if we purchase internationally. Supply and demand determine the price.

QUESTION

Are tourists going to suffer from this?

ANSWER

If the hotels and the like continue to receive propane gas for the kitchens and there is fuel for tourist transport, then tourists will have little trouble. For the time being there is no reason for concern.

 

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