A lucky motorist will be given gas for life in a Rubis company promotion which starts tomorrow.

All 12 Rubis service stations will begin the Fuel for Life competition, open to all Rubis Rewards Members.

The promotion will run for a total of nine weeks, ending on August 7, and one of their customers won’t have to buy gas for the rest of their life.

In addition, 36 customers will get free fuel for periods ranging from one month to three months.

Rubis managing director, Graham Redford said: “As part of our tenth anniversary celebrations, Rubis Energy Bermuda is pleased to be able to offer this promotion to all Bermudian residents who are our Rubis Rewards Members.

 

Read More: http://www.royalgazette.com/news/article/20160606/chance-to-win-free-gas-for-life

 


 

More than 50 vendors will be taking part in the first St George’s Marine Expo tomorrow.

The event at Ordnance Island and Kings Square will include activities on the water and on land, such as tours conducted by the Bermuda Institute Ocean Sciences research vessel and taster sailing experiences for children.

Vendors include boat dealers, marine accessories and service providers, government and environmental agencies, water sports organisations, food and children’s activities.

The Olde Towne Market on Water Street will also be launched for 2016.

Ray Lambert, Bermuda Economic Development Corporation officer for St George’s and Marine Expo committee member, said in a statement: “Everything is falling into line. We have had a rush of interest in being a part of this event and to date have over 50 vendors slated to participate.

“The Marine Expo promises to be an exciting event for the boat enthusiasts and the entire family so we encourage everyone to come out to enjoy the day.”

Graham Redford, managing director of Rubis Energy, stated: “Rubis has been very involved in promoting the Expo and we are excited to see it come to fruition this Sunday.”

Interested sponsors and participants can contact Mr Lambert at 704-9057 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

http://www.royalgazette.com/news/article/20160429/east-end-ready-for-marine-expo

 


 

 Troop soldiers from the Royal Bermuda Regiment (RBR) have completed a major exercise designed to cope with an oil spill in island waters.

The RBR teamed up with fuel suppliers Rubis and Oil Spill Response Ltd (OSRL) for the exercise, which was based around a petroleum spill from a vessel docked at Morgan’s Point.

The exercise saw Boat Troop personnel, part of the RBR’s Support Company, deployed around a notional ship and setting up booming equipment to contain escaping fuel.

Support Coy officer Captain Gauntlett, who led the RBR operation, said: “Many of the members of Boat Troop were required to be allowed the day off from their normal jobs in order to help conduct the exercise.

“The Regiment is always grateful to employers, and especially for their flexibility when we’re training for this type of response which, like the Regiment’s hurricane preparedness training, is so important to Bermuda.


 Read more: http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20160307/NEWS/160309743

 

 


 

Rubis Energy Bermuda is buying Bermuda Gas in a $17.7 million deal.

Almost a year after Bermuda Gas exited its retail appliances business, the company is set to change hands. There will be no job losses.

Rubis is the island’s leading importer of propane gas. It approached Ascendant Group, the parent company of Bermuda Gas, and expressed an interest in buying its propane distribution and commercial service business.

The companies have since entered into a binding agreement, whereby Bermuda Gas and Utility Company will be sold to Rubis in a deal estimated at about $17.7 million.

 

Read more: http://www.royalgazette.com/local-business/article/20160413/rubis-to-buy-bermuda-gas-in-177m-deal


 

RUBiS Energy Bermuda Ltd. has entered into a binding agreement to acquire Bermuda Gas & Utility Company Limited from the Ascendant Group.

Graham Redford, Managing Director of RUBiS Energy Bermuda Ltd, says: “The Bermuda Gas acquisition represents a strategic expansion of RUBiS’ existing LPG business in Bermuda. RUBiS is currently the Island’s leading importer of LPG and the integration of the supply and distribution chains will allow us to expand infrastructure capabilities to better serve our customers.

When we approached the Ascendant Group, and started discussions, one of the critical components that we immediately identified was that we had to ensure that no jobs would be lost as a result of the acquisition. Subsequently, I am happy to announce today that all 18 Bermuda Gas employees will remain with the Company.

The second critical component was that we had to be able to honour all existing supply agreements. Again, I can assure all of Bermuda Gas’ customers that existing supply agreements and equipment warranties are secure.”

Mr. Redford continued: “One of the key advantages of this acquisition to our staff and customers, is being able to combine the knowledge and expertise of RUBiS’ global LPG operations with a company that understands the complexities of the local business environment and is 100% staffed by Bermudians.

RUBiS’ mission is to consistently, safely and effectively deliver customer-driven quality energy solutions for Bermuda. This acquisition certainly allows us to continue to live up to our mission statement as it allows us to strengthen our purchasing power, expand our service capabilities, improve our resource utilisation, and reduce our procurement and administrative burdens in the retail and commercial business segments.

But most importantly, it also enables us to provide the greatest value to our existing, and future, customers and it will allow us to provide Bermuda greater stability in the existing commodity environment.”

 

For more information please contact

Mr. Graham Redford

Managing Director

RUBiS Energy Bermuda Ltd.

1 441 297-1577

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BERNEWS

RUBiS Energy Bermuda Ltd. announced today that they will be conducting a Tier 1 Oil Spill response training exercise in conjunction with the Royal Bermuda Regiment on Wednesday March 2nd and Thursday March 3rd, 2016. A small group of observers from the US Coast Guard, who are on island to conduct meetings and provide advice in relation to the island’s Search and Recovery and general Maritime enforcement capabilities, will also attend the exercise on March 3rd.

Graham Redford, Managing Director of RUBiS explained: “The aim of this exercise is to test all functions of the internal RUBiS Oil Spill Response Management System, along with external testing of the Island’s ability for an appropriate tiered response in the event of an Oil Spill. We will be working with Oil Spill Response Ltd (OSRL), a global partner of RUBiS. OSRL is the largest international industry-funded cooperative which exists to respond to oil spills anywhere in the world by providing preparedness, response and intervention services from a number of strategically placed locations. We are also pleased to welcome a number of our RUBiS affiliates from the Caribbean who are flying in to observe the training and exercise.

As the leader in the local fuel industry, helping protect the environment is a fundamental responsibility of RUBiS, and one we take very seriously. This exercise is part of our continued commitment towards oil spill and emergency response preparedness, and one of the most effective ways of assessing response plans and procedures, determining the readiness of responders, clarifying roles and responsibilities, promoting awareness of potential incidents and preparing for real spill events.

There will be two days of training; the first day will be on site at our Ferry Reach Depot where we will look at notification exercises to test our response process and mobilisation procedures. We will also be conducting table-top exercises designed to test the risk of our operations and allow for analysis of the incident response along with capability reviews of RUBIS’ tactical and emergency management organisation, our personnel capacity and competence, ours and the Island’s tiered response arrangements and a capability review of our training and exercise programmes.”

Matthew Simmons, Operations Manager from OSRL continued: “A robust exercise and drill programme provides RUBiS’ response and emergency management teams with the opportunity to practice skills that will be required in an emergency, to work together closely and develop working relationships with key stakeholders and to make complex decisions. Using a well-designed exercise will test response capabilities including plans, people, equipment and systems

This exercise will bring together the key personnel likely to be involved in a real incident, will further develop working relationships and encourage teamwork. Utilising OSRL’s expertise in incident response, we are able to provide exercise and drill development, facilitation, observation and involvement to help test and improve their preparedness and response capability.”

Lt. Col. Foster-Brown, Commanding Officer of the Royal Bermuda Regiment added: “Environmental protection is part of our disaster relief capability, and one which we take seriously and hope to expand, pending the decision by Government on a potential lead Maritime role for the Regiment,  so we are delighted to support this important oil spill exercise.”

Mr. Redford concluded: “The safety, health and security of everyone we work with is of paramount importance to us, so the equipment deployment exercise that will be held on the March 3rd in the Great Sound will focus on developing all of the stakeholders’ ability to deploy Tier 1 equipment in a safe and effective way. We do ask that the marine public stay a safe distance from the exercises which, dependent on the weather, will be on the southern side of Morgan’s Point.”

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