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Delta Petroleum unable to supply required diesel for electricity generation- BVIEC

- BVIEC says it has swiftly taken steps to procure diesel fuel for continued production of electricity
The BVI Electricity Corporation has said it has had to swiftly taken steps to procure the necessary No. 2 diesel fuel for the continued production of electricity at the Henry Wilfred Smith Power Station in Pockwood Pond, since its contracted supplier Delta Petroleum (Caribbean) Limited has said it will be unable to fulfill its contractual obligations. Photo: VINO/File
According to a statement from BVIEC today, May 10, 2022, it was on Friday, May 6, 2022, that BVIEC received formal notification from Delta Petroleum of its inability to continue to source and supply the required fuel under the agreement. Photo: pinterest
According to a statement from BVIEC today, May 10, 2022, it was on Friday, May 6, 2022, that BVIEC received formal notification from Delta Petroleum of its inability to continue to source and supply the required fuel under the agreement. Photo: pinterest
BVIEC said it wishes to reassure the public that it takes its corporate responsibilities very seriously and that it has ‘swiftly taken steps to procure the necessary No. 2 diesel fuel for the continued production of electricity in the intervening period.’ Photo: VINO/File
BVIEC said it wishes to reassure the public that it takes its corporate responsibilities very seriously and that it has ‘swiftly taken steps to procure the necessary No. 2 diesel fuel for the continued production of electricity in the intervening period.’ Photo: VINO/File
LONG BUSH, Tortola, VI- The BVI Electricity Corporation has said it has had to swiftly taken steps to procure the necessary No. 2 diesel fuel for the continued production of electricity at the Henry Wilfred Smith Power Station in Pockwood Pond, since its contracted supplier Delta Petroleum (Caribbean) Limited has said it will be unable to fulfill its contractual obligations.

Delta unable to fulfill contractual obligations- BVIEC

According to a statement from BVIEC today, May 10, 2022, since early April 2022, BVIEC has been “vigorously attempting” to obtain information from Delta Petroleum, concerning its ability to continue to fulfil its contractual obligations under the existing Fuel Supply Agreement, to supply the Corporation with No. 2 diesel fuel required for its operations, on an ongoing basis.

“Unfortunately, it was not until Friday, May 6, 2022, that BVIEC received formal notification from Delta Petroleum of its inability to continue to source and supply the required fuel under the agreement.”

‘Swift’ alternative arrangements made- BVIEC

BVIEC said it wishes to reassure the public that it takes its corporate responsibilities very seriously and that it has “swiftly taken steps to procure the necessary No. 2 diesel fuel for the continued production of electricity in the intervening period.”

It said tendering process for the purpose of securing a reliable and constant source of supply of fuel for the production of electricity will commence.

BVIEC clears the air

Meanwhile, BVIEC said it was surprised to learn of certain misleading and disturbing statements which were publicly made, implying that it was deliberately trying to conceal information relating to its Fuel Supply Agreement with Delta Petroleum.

“The reason why such statements were made are certainly unclear to BVIEC; however, the statements have the potential to cause mass hysteria and unnecessary panic and so the BVIEC believes it is important to set the record straight.”

BVIEC also said it will continue to provide updates “on this very important issue” of No. 2 diesel supply as matters progress.

25 Responses to “Delta Petroleum unable to supply required diesel for electricity generation- BVIEC”

  • WEW (10/05/2022, 14:23) Like (27) Dislike (0) Reply
    Simple. In other words,,, WE can't honour the contract because we didn't foresee todays prices. Well to bad. Sue Delta
    • Rubber Duck (11/05/2022, 08:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Never happen. Delta Petroleum and the BVI government are controlled by the same people.
  • Not a real place (10/05/2022, 14:31) Like (26) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is outrageous yet in no way surprising. There is a global fuel crisis and somehow BVIEC and Delta have only just worked out this will have a direct negative impact on fuel supplies. Where is the risk identification and management? Where is the mitigation? Where is the contingency planning? Where is the leadership? Appalling... and yet another example of how dysfunctional this place is
  • resident (10/05/2022, 14:35) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
    Never do business with delta again, they aren't ready for prime time
  • Rotate (10/05/2022, 14:42) Like (7) Dislike (43) Reply
    Reduce the amount of electricity generated by the BVIEC to save fuel. Turn off all the power from 11pm to 6am daily and rotate power during the day and PLEASE publish the times of power rotation on your website and BVI Community Board. No more surprise power cuts.
    • stop (10/05/2022, 14:58) Like (28) Dislike (0) Reply
      turn off power when everybody home?
    • Realistic (10/05/2022, 15:25) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
      @rotate, why turn off power at 11pm when the nightvare so darn hot and we have children studing and preparing for their various exams?? Are you even thinking straight???
    • Citizen (10/05/2022, 15:44) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      dumb idea just find another source of fuel
    • cc (10/05/2022, 15:56) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      & rotate !! IDIOT
    • Oh No (10/05/2022, 16:11) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
      You out of your mind. Then we seniors have to be in heat for hours. We’re going forward not backwards, thank you very much.
    • Rationale (10/05/2022, 16:50) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
      What you smoking ?
  • Tricks us (10/05/2022, 15:15) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
    They are all full of tricks and dishonesty you don't know who to believe....It's the BVI LOGO WORD " GREED"..
  • Rubber Duck (10/05/2022, 15:27) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    It is another failure of BVI government that with massive amounts of free solar and wind power they do not use any but rely on a company as dodgy as Delta ( check out the list of owners and managers - same old same old ).

    What’s happening with the power Wheatley?

    Ah , nothing , as usual.
  • Failure to hedge? (10/05/2022, 16:27) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    If you contract to sell anything in the future at a price, then you lock in your supply price. To do otherwise is sheer incompetence. It seems that's where we are.
  • Just saying (10/05/2022, 16:57) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
    We will always support delta
  • Big oil (10/05/2022, 17:30) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Sorry BVI but we are running out of diesel fuel so find some other method to generate electricity on your tiny island in the sunny windy tropics. If you are not satisfied with Delta's performance then commence court proceedings for breach of contract and you will LOSE in every jurisdiction due to one simple defence - frustration of the contract to supply fuel. Every judge will release both parties from their contractual obligations due to the well settled defense of frustration.
  • lodger (10/05/2022, 18:19) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Watch out for sharp increase in fuel adjustment charge. They will have to pay more for fuel.
  • Contract (10/05/2022, 18:28) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    It's customary for contracts to have clauses that address the issue of default by either party. One would imagine that in this case, Delta would incur costs associated for finding alternate supplies as well as for punitive damages. What did the contract say about defaults?
  • Time to Go Solar! (10/05/2022, 20:26) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    I live VG and i cud tell yuh my light bill gone wey up in di sky i seh dem make a mistake? I goin invest in a solar system for my house dehman dats free energy from the sun and VG sun never cool yet!
    • just remember (11/05/2022, 07:05) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Solar is a great way to go but it comes at a price as it requires a fair amount of capital investment made all the higher by importation duties, and high installation costs. If you budgeted $ 30k for a 5kWh/day system (so no a/c), it would take 12.5 years for it to pay for itself. Maybe less depending on BVIEC cost per kWh. That said, recall that it is illegal to be off the grid in the Territory. Therefore, you’ll always be stuck with a BVIEC bill, though you can prob set things up so the only thing powered by them is an LED light, so your bill will be minimal.

      Seems to me that the Territory’s energy policy is sadly lacking. Encouraging solar for residences reduces demand allowing more of the power that is fossil fuel generated to be used for commercial purposes for one. Keeping solar power prices high is a losing proposition as it leaves customers with limited alternatives other than high prices and a lot of disatisfaction. Might not be so if the power was always reliable and high quality instead of irregular supply of variable voltages that lead to premature failure of many electronics (and added costs for the consumer).
  • coi (11/05/2022, 02:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The bevis fahie combination did not work
  • Prophesy (11/05/2022, 07:41) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    People, you all don't realise that this is a coming together of things? The war is still going on between Russia and Ukraine, therefore oil prices have skyrocketed. Soon there will be no oil. Why do you think that they are talking about solar panels and electric cars? People, wake up! This is deep! This is a coming together of events for the ushering in of Jesus Christ. Repent now before it is too late.
  • coke (11/05/2022, 08:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    We need to look at nuclear. one of the new micro nuclear stations would cover us
  • no surprise (11/05/2022, 20:05) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply

    BVI has had decades to install solar and wind power and the money to do it. For the BVI to be labeled as one of the richest territories in the Caribbean... We sure have turned into a sh** show!



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