The Trinidad & Tobago National Petroleum Marketing Company Limited (NP) is assuring the national public that it has taken all necessary steps to ensure continuity of fuel supply, and is prepared for possible impacts of the impending tropical storm.

Following is the full text of a release issued by NP, today, in that regard…

NP’S RESPONSE PROCEDURES IN PLACE AS TROPICAL STROM WATCH IS ISSUED FOR TOBAGO

In view of the impending severe weather conditions due to the tropical storm watch, the Trinidad & Tobago National Petroleum Marketing Company Limited (NP) wishes to advise the public that NP has taken all necessary steps to prepare for the likely impact. Additionally, NP has implemented contingency measures to ensure that the National Community continues to receive a steady and consistent supply of fuel.

NP’s operations at its Tobago Terminal facility, are equipped with an adequate supply of all liquid fuels and Service Station deliveries will continue today as scheduled, with Dealers being advised to maximize their storage capacity to mitigate any shortages. Additionally, NP continues to liaise with Public Utility Companies and Industrial customers in Tobago to ensure that their fuel supplies are also maximized, ahead of the advancing weather system.

In a coordinated effort, NP’s HSSE personnel and Maintenance teams have secured its tank farm and LPG facilities, with the Maintenance team poised to quickly respond to emergency requests from our Service Station network. Moreover, NP’s close interactions with the Tobago Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) throughout the evolving situation, allows us to enhance our responsiveness to changing road conditions, which could possibly impact our deliveries.

In situations like these, NP places great emphasis on the security of its facilities and on the safety of its employees. As we continue to closely monitor the system, we will ensure that the Country has a reliable and continuous supply of fuel. NP urges citizens to remain vigilant and to heed the warnings and alerts from the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) and the T&T Meteorological Service.

NP remains alert to the developing system and will continue to closely monitor the situation and advise the public where necessary.