1 Dec 2008

American Samoa Power Authority expects big gains from importing its own fuel

8:01 pm on 1 December 2008

The American Samoa Power Authority, or ASPA, says it will save 8 cents per gallon from importing fuel directly from Singapore instead of being supplied by Mobil Oil .

From December 1st ASPA switches from being a fuel customer to become an importer and supplier.

Mobil Oil is terminating services in the territory after today.

The ASPA chief executive, Michael Keyser, says the savings ASPA generates from importing directly from Singapore will go to paying off a two point eight million US debt from fuel expenses.

Mr Keyser says in three years ASPA should be able to pass that discount onto the customer.