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Sol fined $200,000 for fuel tank fire

Sol Petroleum has been fined $200,000 for safety failures that led to a potentially catastrophic fuel tank fire in July last year.

10 cent hike noted in local gas prices

A one-week average hike of about 10 cents per gallon for unleaded gasoline was reported in the first week of April by Cayman’s utilities and commodities regulator.

Sol responds to critical report

Sol Petroleum says it will work with fuels regulators to maintain a safe environment at the Jackson Point terminal, following an investigation report highlighting its culpability in a potentially catastrophic fire.

Welding caused fuel terminal fire, report finds

A potentially catastrophic fire at Grand Cayman’s fuel terminal last July was caused by welding work on an in-service diesel tank that was not properly monitored and should not have taken place, according to an investigation report from the fuels inspectorate.

Emergency sirens proposed for fuel depot

Sol Petroleum has made a proposal for an early warning siren system to better alert its neighbors in emergency scenarios after complaints about the handling of a mass evacuation following a fire at the South Church Street fuel depot.

EDITORIAL – Fuel tank fire: Sol soars in the aftermath

Sol’s post-fire actions remind us that even the largest and most “multinational” firms rely ultimately on local workforces in local markets.

Sol to compensate Jackson Point fire evacuees

Sol Petroleum has confirmed that it will pay compensation to business owners and residents who were forced to pay for hotel stays after being evacuated in the wake of a fire at the Jackson Point fuel depot.

Cause of fuel terminal fire still unknown

An initial investigation into the cause of a fire in a diesel tank at the Jackson Point fuel depot proved inconclusive, according to a press statement from Sol Petroleum. The fire caused the evacuation of homes and businesses within a mile radius of the facility on Sunday.

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