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First Auto Gas Station for the North

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 Dean 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 its soft opening of the first Auto Gas site in Vanua Levu. The new development is located on Nasekula Road, Labasa adjacent to the Y-Corner Service station. The Auto Gas site is a joint venture between Fiji Gas and Labasa Fuel Distributors.

In a ceremony to mark the completion to construction of the site, Max Olsson, the National Operations Manager of Fiji Gas handed over the site to Saifud Dean, the Proprietor of Labasa Fuel Distributors.

The new Auto Gas site was designed and constructed by Fiji Gas S&I and Compliance Teams. As with all Fiji Gas site, it was built and will operate to 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 was very pleased have his team construct the first auto gas station in Vanua Levu. “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.” He went on to say that, “Vanua Levu is known for its pristine environment, untouched scenery and large farmlands. This is what we want to protect. With the introduction of our Auto Gas to 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.”

In a sign of confidence in auto gas, Saifud Dean 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.”

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