In a statement issued today from the Office of the Premier on Montserrat, it was stated that the matter of a threatened disruption of fuel supplies for Montserrat, has been resolved.
The statement reads as follows..
"The Government of Montserrat has a strong binding contract with Delta Petroleum Ltd. (Delta). Delta has an exclusive deal to provide petrol to the people of Montserrat and to fulfill that responsibility they have a binding contract with the two petrol stations.
Therefore, these gas stations cannot unilaterally terminate services without exposing themselves and Delta to serious liabilities at law. So, in a meeting with Delta it was agreed that Delta would not allow such a shut down, and that they would find a way to resolve the matter— which clearly has now been found. Going forward, we will resolve these situations with Delta and Delta with us.
Fuel is a vital necessity for our economy and retailers must never use this as a means of holding the people of Montserrat to ransom. We will resolve matters through negotiations, if there is a problem; without needless threats of disruption."