GUYOIL commissions 10,000-gallon Jet Refueler


GUYOIL Aviation Services Incorporated (GASI) on Thursday commissioned a new 10,000-gallon Jet Refueler.

GASI is a subsidiary of the Guyana Oil Company (GUYOIL), which was incorporated in January 2015 and since then has been marketing, distributing and importing Aviation Jet Fuel.

The new refueler is part of the company’s commitment to delivering a wide range of services to customers. The simple commissioning ceremony was held at GASI’s office at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA).

GASI distributes fuel from two locations – GUYOIL’s main terminal in Providence, East Bank Demerara and GASI’s office at CJIA -which is the main operational facility.

GASI’s office at CJIA supplies fuel to international customers, while the terminal at Providence supplies to Eugene Correia International Airport.

Chief Executive Officer for GUYOIL, Renatha Exeter said, “This is such a proud moment for GASI and more so our shareholder GUYOIL, because it signifies growth and expansion especially at a pivotal time in Guyana.”

Seventh person from left: Director (ag) GCAA Colonel Cargill Kyte, Chairmain, GASI Mark Bender and CEO Renatha Exeter and others at the commissioning ceremony

The CEO said at present GASI’s storage capacity is 11,309 barrels between the two locations.

“To date we are proud to report a record of zero spills and environmental incidents and impeccable audit records,” the CEO said.

According to the CEO, all employees are trained in all aspects of fuel handling at the airports.

Director (ag) for the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority, Colonel Cargill Kyte was the keynote speaker at the commissioning ceremony.

The Director advised GASI to be cognizant of the recommended practices when refuelling aircraft.

“We at the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority recognizes the efforts of the GUYOIL Aviation Service Incorporated to maintain a high quality of fuel delivery,” the Director said.

The Chairman for GASI, Mark Bender said the new fuel truck is just part of a general programme to upgrade their services.

“I can tell you that we’re putting more tanks at Providence, we are anticipating the great economic strive that will come,” Bender said.

GASI provides service to local and international carriers such as Suriname Airways, Aruba Airlines, American Airlines, Guyana Defence Force, Correia Aviation Maintenance Services and other private carriers. (Isanella Patoir)

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