Marshalls Energy Co. switches fuel suppliers

BY GIFF JOHNSON

Marshall Islands Correspondent

MAJURO, Marshall Islands — The Marshalls Energy Co. is switching fuel suppliers for the first time in more than a decade, with funding included in the deal that the utility aims to use to fix its decaying tank farm. The Marshall Islands Joint Utilities Board recently approved the switch from Winson Oil to ExxonMobil.

The new fuel supply contract starts Aug. 1. Mobil was MEC’s fuel supplier for years until MEC switched to the South Korea fuel supplier, SK Networks, at the end of 2005. Later, MEC dropped SK in favor of . . .

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