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Energy minister welcomes new service station

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Dr Andrew Wheatley (left), Minister of Science, Technology and Energy, and chief executive officer of GB Energy Texaco Jamaica, Mauricio Pulido, are all smiles with customer service representatives on the opening of the Falmouth Texaco Service Station.

Residents of Falmouth are now set to enjoy the newest Texaco-branded service station and food mart in the bustling and frequent cruise ship-destination town of Trelawny. Petroleum marketing company Texaco Jamaica, owned and operated by GB Energy, unveiled and officially launched its newest service station, located at 85 Market Street, to customers and special invited guests at an official ribbon - cutting ceremony held recently .

Dr Andrew Wheatley, minister of science, technology and energy, gave the keynote address and affirmed that the energy sector was fuelling growth for the economy. He indicated that the Government's objective is to diversify the energy mix, that is, moving from fossil fuel to renewable energy and that liquefied natural gas (LNG) represents a forward shift in the market. This will allow small island states like Jamaica to start separating themselves from the dependence on traditional energy sources, he said.

The new service station has best-in-class standards using the Texaco 20/20 design on the forecourt and pumps. Upgraded features include an automatic tank gauging monitoring system, loss detection systems, environmental control, and sensors to check for leaks.

Customers and residents of Falmouth will now have a comfortable and convenient experience and a fully stocked food mart that offers a wide variety of items from fuel products to household items. The cafe deli offers a diverse menu of cooked meals, soup, gourmet hot dogs, patties, pastries, and coffee.

According to Chief Executive Officer Mauricio Pulido, the Falmouth Texaco service station is a reflection of GB Energy's commitment and dedication to the community, with continuous efforts to provide employment and support to the areas surrounding its operations.

"Our vision is to be a stalwart supporter in improving the lives of the people in the communities in which we operate," he said.

The ceremony ended with Wheatley, Pulido, and others cutting the ceremonial ribbon, officially declaring the service station open to the town of Falmouth, another feather in the cap for the Texaco Jamaica team now with a total of 54 branded service stations islandwide.