Bermuda Karting Club kicks off its season on Sunday brimming with optimism thanks to a new sponsor and more drivers ready to tear up the St David’s track.

The first race day will be preceded by the official ribbon-cutting of the new Rubis Southside Raceway, a $25,000 two-year deal that is set to bolster the sport further.

“It’s a big deal for us,” Scott “Skitchy” Barnes, the club president, said. “It’s the first time the track has had a major sponsor and the first time the club has had a major sponsor.”

The ceremony will add a little extra pizazz to a full day’s racing across six classes, including the new LO206 Senior Class 40+ (local option). The action — the first of 15 scheduled race days — also features two heats with the motorbikes from the Bermuda Motorcycle Club.

Read more here: www.royalgazette.com/motor-sports/article/20160923/rubis-deal-gives-karting-club-boost


 

      The Sustainable Energy Challenge is calling on local students [working as either individuals or in teams] to provide innovative solutions to the challenges of Bermuda’s energy production and consumption, with the top solutions to be awarded prizes including a pool of $1,500 educational grants.

Solutions could range from maximizing the utilization of existing power sources to the development of new methods for producing sustainable energy, or they could address conservation through simple methods of cutting back on power consumption through conservation or green building methods.

 

Read more here: bernews.com/2016/09/students-invited-to-provide-energy-solutions/


 

RUBiS Energy Bermuda Ltd has launched its first ever “Fuelling 4 a Cause” competition and promotion as part of the company’s 10th anniversary celebrations.

Graham Redford, Managing Director of RUBiS, said, “September 30th marks RUBiS’ 10th Anniversary of operations in Bermuda. To help celebrate this milestone, we decided to expand our normal charitable giving by developing a competition that will benefit 24 local not-for profits and charities and promote the services that each provides.

“The competition started in July of this year where we reached out to our employees, dealers and dealer’s staff and asked each of them to nominate their 5 favourite not-for-profits and charities. The results were collated and the top 24 were invited to take part in Fuelling 4 a Cause.

“All 24 nominations were then given the opportunity to submit a photo illustrating how RUBiS helps to get them going.”

“All 24 submissions were reviewed by a judging panel and twelve charities were selected to be featured as one of the twelve monthly images for the extremely popular RUBiS 2017 calendar. Additionally, each of these 12 will also participate in the ‘Fuelling 4 a Cause” promotion.”

Jermaine Simons, Sales Manager of RUBiS, said, “From tomorrow, September 28th through to Wednesday November 9th 2016, RUBiS will donate 5c per US Gallon of fuel sold at its network of service stations to the 12 charities chosen.

Read more here :bernews.com/2016/09/rubis-energy-announces-fuelling-4-a-cause/

 

The Bermuda Karting Club’s continued resurgence has gone up a gear after securing a $25,000 deal with the fuel distributor Rubis.

The two-year sponsorship of the club and the street side of the Bermuda Motorsports Park will go towards safety barriers and “making the track a better experience for spectators”.

Former club president Jason North said: “We’re really pleased to have Rubis come on board. It’s a great opportunity for our facility, and the sponsorship is something we’ve been working towards for a year and a half.

“Hopefully, it helps to bring in other sponsors and helps to grow our sport in Bermuda. It’s a two-year deal and they have first option on renewing — hopefully, they like what they see.

“All of us karters use fuel ... so [the deal] was a no-brainer.”

President Scott Barnes said safety is the priority, with the new-look track set to be rolled out for the start of the new season on September 25.

“It’s huge for us,” Barnes said. “They have shown faith in what we’re doing and this is an opportunity for us to keep growing.”

Graham Redford, the managing director of Rubis Energy Bermuda Ltd, said: “I am very pleased that we are able to continue to support the Bermuda Karting Club.

 

Read more: http://www.royalgazette.com/motor-sports/article/20160801/rubis-fuelling-kart-clubs-growth


 

For Graham Redford it has been a busy first year as managing director of Rubis Energy Bermuda, not least because of the $17.7 million purchase of Bermuda Gas from Ascendant Group in April.

There have been other challenges, including the ongoing weight restrictions on the St George’s swing bridge that mean delivery tankers from the company’s fuel depot at Ferry Reach can carry no more than two-thirds of a full load when traversing the bridge.

And there is the perennial concern of ensuring Bermuda’s fuel reserves don’t run dry. On that score, challenges range from bad weather preventing tanker ships from discharging at the fuel pier, to the island’s relatively small delivery ships being overlooked by international suppliers who are more focused on megatanker business.

 

Read more: http://www.royalgazette.com/business/article/20160630/rubiss-redford-sees-great-potential-for-lpg

 


 

The 2017 edition of the Rubis Energy Bermuda calendar is shaping up to be something extra special as the company celebrates its first ten years on the island.

Each year around 15,000 of the calendars are distributed at Rubis service stations across the island.

As part of this year’s celebrations to mark the anniversary of Rubis coming to Bermuda and buying Shell’s Bermuda operations in 2006, the company asked its staff, dealers and newly-acquired Bermuda Gas workers to list their top five choices for charities they would like to support.

From the suggestions a list of 24 charities was identified to take part in a competition and promotion.

Each of the organisations has been asked to submit photographs to demonstrate how Rubis gets the “charity going”.

 

Read more: http://www.royalgazette.com/business/article/20160629/rubis-to-mark-ten-years-with-charity-drive