Gas shortage continues

It’s not so easy to gas up and go on St. John.  At least one of the three island service stations is reported out of gasoline

Domino Oil officials say the company’s fuel barge is not operating because it is waiting for a required inspection by the U.S. Coast Guard.  It could be more than a week before the supply ship is back in business.

E & C Service Gas and Service Station at Pine Peace has been able to find an alternative fuel supplier, according to the Virgin Islands Daily News, and is operating.  The Domino-owned station in Coral Bay is out of gas, as are the company’s St. Thomas locations.

Andrew Rutnik, commissioner of the department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs, called the situation "critical, because it is hurricane season, and people need fuel," according to the Virgin Islands Daily News.  "(Having only) one station on the island (O’Connor’s in Cruz Bay) can create traffic jams."   

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