Due to the resumption of flights and the war in Ukraine, planes in Martinique and Guadeloupe are short of kerosene, but according to several consistent sources, the situation is being resolved.
According to these consistent sources, a “shortage” alert was issued in late March due to the war in Ukraine and the resumption of flights to the Antilles and the Caribbean as health restrictions eased.
However, these supply difficulties were “temporary”, Guadeloupe assured, but they disrupted the management of fuel stocks on two islands in the French West Indies.
Pilots are advised to “carry extra fuel on takeoff,” according to airport sources. “For the region, the situation is more complicated”, some planes have to “make additional fuel on other islands”, always according to the same source, which also states that kerosene is difficult to find.
Thus, SARA’s Société Anonyme de Raffinerie des Antilles, SARA, was charged with using its stocks to fuel aircraft in Guadeloupe and Martinique, while waiting for a ship loaded with kerosene to arrive and resolve the situation. Here on Tuesday.
The refinery receives crude oil and produces the fuel stocks needed by the island: diesel, unleaded and kerosene for travel and fuel oil for the supply of electricity in Guadeloupe. However, the risks of fuel oil shortages and power shortages have not been confirmed, and we told SARA that if this unprecedented situation persists, we still want to know how to find long-term solutions.