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SPC launches Pacific Islands Fuel Pricing Manual PDF Print E-mail

21 July 2015 

 

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Honolulu, Hawai’i – Despite progress to transform the energy systems of Pacific Island countries and territories by increasing the use of renewables, the region’s dependence on fossil fuels will not disappear overnight.

 

This is the message from the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) at the launch today of the first edition of the Pacific Islands Fuel Pricing Manual, an information aid to improve understanding among Pacific Island stakeholders of the basic elements of the fuel industry. 

 

The Pacific Island region’s fuel industry has an estimated value of USD 6 billion per year.

 

This trend is expected to continue to thrive for some time to come, according to SPC Director, Economic Development Division, Captain John Hogan.

 

Speaking at the pricing manual launch, held in the wings of the ‘Transforming Pacific Island Energy Systems’ workshop in Honolulu, Captain Hogan said Pacific Island countries and territories will need to continue to plan and manage the fuel industry to ensure that it is cost effective, safe and secure. 

 

“At the same time, countries are encouraged to look at ways to individually or collectively negotiate for more cost effective supply and logistics. 

 

The new manual has been prepared to inform and support the work of Pacific Island officials who regulate or monitor the price of fuel in their respective jurisdictions.

 

“It’s a fast changing industry and we hope to provide regular updates through further editions into the future,” SPC Petroleum Adviser, Alan Bartmanovich, said.

 

The launch coincides with the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility (PRIF) regional consultation with stakeholders within the Pacific region to assist in finalising the report of the liquefied natural gas (LNG)/ liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) study. PRIF expects to publish the LNG/LPG study later this year.   

 

Media contacts

Alan Bartmanovich   Petroleum Adviser, SPC Energy Programme, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or +679 3379 211

Caroline Tupoulahi-Fusimalohi, Research and Information Adviser, EDD, SPC, Suva, Fiji, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or +679 3379 281

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 July 2015 14:48
 
Joint media alert: Pacific Island countries to discuss clean energy development PDF Print E-mail

Joint media alert: Pacific Island countries to discuss clean energy development

 

17 July 2015

 

Honolulu, Hawai’i – A three-day meeting next week (21 to 23 July) will bring together officials from Pacific Island countries and senior representatives from energy departments, power utilities, utility regulators, academia, development partners and the private sector to discuss increasing the use of renewable energy throughout the Pacific.

 

The workshop, titled “Transforming Pacific Island Energy Systems”, is organised by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community’s Energy Programme, in partnership with the U.S. State Department and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).  The workshop will be held at the Doubletree Hotel, Honolulu, Hawai’i.

 

Key speakers will discuss topics such as comprehensive approaches to energy sector transformation, the importance of enabling legal and regulatory frameworks, capacity building and financing.  The workshop will examine a number of Pacific case studies, including the Hawai’i Clean Energy Initiative.

 

MEDIA ACCESS:  Media representatives are invited to cover the opening session on Tuesday 21st July from 8:00am–8:30am (Honolulu time), at the Doubletree Alana, Honolulu, Hawai’i. This will include the welcome remarks and statements from representatives from the U.S. State Department, Secretariat of the Pacific Community’s Economic Development Division and IRENA. On Tuesday 21st July, from 12:30–1:00pm, Hawai’i Governor Ige will provide a keynote address.

 

 

Media contact

Caroline T-Fusimalohi,   Secretariat of the Pacific Community This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  +679 337 9281

 

 

 
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