Monthly Archives: June 2013


Jamaica To Raise Petrojam Upgrade At PetroCaribe Summit

A section of the Petrojam refinery in Kingston. The Jamaican government says it will establish a "firm" schedule to implement the upgrading and expansion of the Petrojam refinery, as it seeks to make the operations more modern and efficient. Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Minister Phillip Paulwell, said the issue will be discussed at the [...]

By | 2013-06-26T10:42:54+00:00 June 26th, 2013|

Eleven arrested for electricity theft in Clarendon

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Eleven people, including three women, were arrested by the police for illegal abstraction of electricity in Clarendon early Tuesday morning. Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) crews assisted by the security personnel pulled down 120 throw-up connections during the operation.   Those arrested are from the Clarendon communities of Lionel Town, Sedge Pond [...]

By | 2013-06-26T10:24:31+00:00 June 26th, 2013|

360 mw energy project delay irks PSOJ

PRIVATE Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) President Christopher Zacca says the body is "extremely disappointed" by another delay in the Office of Utilities Regulation's (OUR) decision on the award of the 360 megawatt energy project. "Quite frankly, the PSOJ is concerned that we will miss the 2015 deadline for the introduction of new generation and [...]

By | 2013-06-26T10:15:37+00:00 June 26th, 2013|

New diesel fuel now at pumps

ENERGY Minister Phillip Paulwell said the new Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel (ULSD), which was yesterday introduced to the Jamaican market, is essential in preserving diesel engines with advanced emission controls as well as protecting the environment. "The ULSD is expected to preserve our environment and make our vehicles last longer as sulphur contains pollutants. So [...]

By | 2013-06-26T10:13:33+00:00 June 26th, 2013|

Energy News – Towards the Domestic Adoption of Wind and Solar Energy Technologies

ABSTRACT Towards the Domestic Adoption of Wind and Solar Energy Technologies: Assessing Awareness, Knowledge, Attitudes and Predicting Householder Behaviour Davina W. Gayle This exploratory study assessed awareness and knowledge levels of Jamaican household heads, their attitude towards microgeneration technologies specifically wind turbines and solar panels, as well as the likelihood of them changing from conventional [...]

By | 2013-06-24T12:59:11+00:00 June 24th, 2013|

Paulwell launches new diesel fuel tomorrow

MINISTER of Science, Technology, Energy & Mining Phillip Paulwell will tomorrow morning launch the Ultra Low Suplhur Diesel (ULSD) fuel at two service stations in St Andrew. The first launch will be at the Petcom Dunrobin service station at 8:30, followed by another at the nearby Shell Gore Terrace station. PAULWELL... promised fuel in his [...]

By | 2013-06-24T10:52:51+00:00 June 24th, 2013|