Petro Caribe launches new gas bottle

dno newsPetro Caribe Dominica has launched what it described as “a new and improved” LPG gas bottle.

Sales and Marketing Manager of Petro Caribe, Ian Pinard, says the new bottle has several safety features.

“We have ordered a fiber glass bottle that is safer, its non explosive, it is easy to handle and it’s very attractive. The price is attractive. Only $30 and its consistent with the other bottles. They are available throughout the island, from Capuchin to Scottshead, from Delice to Penville,” he said.

Pinard says Petro Caribe has invested several millions of dollars in the Dominican economy through various projects across the country.

He said the company will also continue its social program by providing free LPG bottles to the island’s centenarians and the Yes We Care Programme.

Meantime, the company has officially launched its week of activities to observe health and safety month 2013 under the theme: “An Obligation Not an option”.

The week of activities will be officially launched on Wednesday with an Expo at the Public Service Union building.

17 local companies and one regional company will participate in that event.

Other activities will include a workshop on defensive driving,  a maritime, fire and first aid training and a nutrition and mental health workshop.

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13 Comments

  1. April 10, 2013

    Hello and good afternoon. Well I was just in DA for carnival and I bought my aunt a new stove. Now the canister has a hose which attaches to the back of the stove which I find to be dangerous because it can leak. Now my aunt is eighty years old and she don’t have strong hands to attached this hose. I think the stove should have a copper line which would then screw into the gas canister and this would reduce the chances of a gas leak. Just a safety observation and I hope this new gas bottle will address.

  2. April 10, 2013

    I don”t have a problem with the new bottle,once it is safe to handle. Change is good:

  3. Hate ignorance
    April 9, 2013

    i would like DNO to post the side effects of Fiber glass (some article). From my knowledge fiber glass is a carcinogen , when it deteriorates the fibers are so small we cant even see them with our naked eyes . these fibers enter our respiratory system and that’s how its cancer causing property affects us. As a people are will be able to detect when the material is deteriorating ? Is fiber glass more combustible than metal ? IN case of a fire will it not burn and explode . To me the metal seem to be stronger and probably can withstand the heat of a fire better than the fiber glass. i may be wrong but its sounds fishy.

  4. Red Red
    April 9, 2013

    Free Gas, Free Gas thank you skerro, we voting u just like that, u can do all the bobol u want as long as we getting, we luv our pm.

  5. Brother Rat
    April 9, 2013

    Heineken just launch a new bottle the other day. Now look PetroCaribe launch a new bottle. Ah what is dis?

    Is April the bottle launching month? Who next will launch a new bottle? Marpin? Domlec? Kim Jung-Un?

  6. an act of contrition
    April 9, 2013

    Mr. Pinard, I wonder if the timing is good. With granpa Chavez gone, without putting Dominica on his will and, there is no guarantee Maduro will win despite the threat of curse he put out, I just wonder if Petro-Caribe will not die with Chavez. Another thing to keep in mind is whether Maduro or the opposition wins, I don’t believe they will treat us like Chavez treated us despite the fact that the government of Dominica was quick to throw in their pitch last week by getting in the face of the president of Paraguay and creating more international enemies for Dominica. Be careful guys because this network and long rope quickly coming to an end.

  7. ۩
    April 9, 2013

    Only question is, do they have the same “head” or should I be buying new type to fit this bottle?

    • Dominiquen
      April 9, 2013

      “……and its consistent with the other bottles.”
      Learn to read,you fool!!! :mrgreen:

      • Anonymous
        April 9, 2013

        “consistent” could mean same size/weight, not necessarily the same “head” as the blogger asks.

        It is a very pertinent question. We in this country should be open to ask relevant questions always not jump on one another like “crabs in a barrel”.

      • moi
        April 9, 2013

        Ahh. So quick to call people fool but… it read consistent not compatible.

    • info
      April 10, 2013

      yes the head is standard. same as existing petro caribe bottles as well as sol gas

  8. Morihei Ueshiba
    April 9, 2013

    If Maduro lose election all u finish! :mrgreen:

    • info
      April 10, 2013

      is not ‘all u’, is we because whether directly or indirectly we all benefit, whether is through public projects, social support, education assistance etc. and don’t forget that there are people with families working at that company. so either way somebody will suffer if it goes kaput and it is never a good thing to be unable to provide for your family. so before you comment be sensitive to people who have mouths to feed. we all need to make a living to feed our families. so if you have nothing positive to say is best you keep quiet because one day it might just be you or your family member who loses a job with school fees and rent to pay.

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