Delta Petroleum breaks ground in St. Kitts

(ZIZ News) — Another well established regional company has shown strong investor confidence in the Denzil Douglas led government of St. Kitts and Nevis.

On Friday at the Sugar House in Bird Rock, two women and four men broke ground to mark the start of construction of a bulk storage facility for Delta Petroleum.

The ceremony commenced at 11am and featured remarks by Regional General Manager for Delta Petroleum Caribbean Limited, Bevis Sylvester, the nation’s Prime Minister, The Right Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas, Island Manager for St. Kitts, Raphael Payne, and Managing Director of the Delta Petroleum Group, Vernon Lake.

During his remarks, Sylvester presented an overview of the project.

“This project includes two 8,000 barrel tanks which would come back to be 350,000 gallons each and one 4,000 gasoline tank. The two 8,000 barrel tanks are for diesel and the other one is for gasoline, 4,000 barrels is for gasoline. Also, we will be installing LPG; 30,000 gallons of LPG will be installed within the first phase of the project and an additional 30,000 gallons shortly thereafter. The plant will have a capacity of about 700,000 of diesel, 150,000 gallons of gasoline and 120,000 gallons of LPG cooking gas,” he said.

The ceremony was punctuated with a staff procession, song renditions, prayers and the vote of thanks.

Delta petroleum commenced operation in 1985 in the British Virgin Islands. To date, it has branches in the BVI, Nevis, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Maarten and St. Kitts.

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