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#396606 - 01/07/11 09:45 AM Bravo! Belize Butane!
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Anyone who's seen the natural gas flaring off at any of the BNE wells in Spanish lookout has had to feel some tinge of sadness that all that natural gas is not being harnessed. Well it is now.

News came out today that Belize Natural Energy is now producing butane gas that's ready to fuel your stove. The company has entered a new phase of producing liquefied petroleum gas, more commonly known as butane.

But don't expect it on the market quite just yet. BNE is seeking Government's permission to market the product directly to consumers. It would be much cheaper than the imported butane but underselling the controlled price by a supplier which may not be able to fuel the entire country year round is always problematic.

So while you may not be benefitting from the low cost Belize butane just yet, residents of Georgeville did today. BNE hooked up with area Representative Rene Montero to provide 3,500 gallons of free butane and filled up over 200 butane tanks.

Daniel Gutierrez of BNE told the government press office more:…

Daniel Guittierez, Belize Natural Energy
"Belize Natural Energy has entered a new phase of production of liquefied petroleum gas. In Belize we know it as butane, it's actually liquefied petroleum gas, we are now producing this, it comes from Belize oil and we want to bring these benefits to the Belizean people and that's the main reason that we are doing this today."

Hon. Rene Montero, Minister of Agriculture
"So what we are doing today - most of the people come out with your butane tanks and you butane tanks will be filled, its approximately we figure that 200 tanks will be filled today."

Daniel Guittierez, Belize Natural Energy
"Remember that butane is a regulated product it is not for BNE to go and sell it directly to the people unless the government allows us to do that. Obviously we are asking the government to allows us to sell it directly to the people and the reason being that we would be able to bring a much better product at a much better price to the Belizean people."

The delivery process started around 11 this morning and lasted up until this afternoon The Belize Natural Energy donated three thousand five hundred gallons of gas.

The scope of today's activity included all villagers of Georgeville - which covers every resident from Central Farm to Cool Shade.

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#396622 - 01/07/11 10:52 AM Re: Bravo! Belize Butane! [Re: Marty]
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Free Butane Gas delivered to Georgeville Residents

Press Release - Belmopan - January 6, 2011 - The people of Georgeville area of the Cayo District today were treated to free butane gas for their cooking and kitchen needs.
The process of delivering the butane gas started around eleven in the morning and, because of the large amount of villagers who came out with their empty gas cylinders, it lasted well into the afternoon, until every single resident, from Central Farm to Cool Shade, got their fill.
On hand to make sure the process went smoothly and fairly, was Area Representative and Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Rene Montero. Minister Montero said this is an excellent way of starting out the New Year, helping the residents improve their standard of living, and perhaps in a very timely manner, when most of the butane gas was used up during the Christmas and Years Holiday’s cooking and baking.Minister Montero thanked the staff of Belize Natural Energy for the generous donation and their overall contribution in making today’s event a total success. The scope of today’s activity encompassed all villagers of Georgeville, which covers every resident from Central Farm to Cool Shade. At last count, some two hundred and 25 butane cylinders had been completely filled up.
The event was made possible through the kind donation of Belize Natural Energy, BNE, which donated three thousand five hundred gallons of the gas. For his part, Daniel Gutierrez of the Marketing Department, Belize Natural Energy, said that his Company has entered a new phase of producing liquefied petroleum gas, more commonly known as butane. “We are now producing butane gas in Belize, Belizean butane, and we want the people to be aware of this, and share in the benefits”, said Mr. Gutierrez. BNE is seeking Government’s permission to market the product directly to consumers, which would result in substantial benefits in reduced butane gas prices.
When prompted about upcoming developments in his Ministry in the next few months, Minister Montero said that the Integrated Farming System is about to be launched. This will directly assist some sixty farmers, who will undergo personal training to improve their farming practices, so that they can make a living exclusively off their farm. This will allow them to be self-employed and even go on to employ other people, hopefully, mainly youths in the rural areas.

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