Winter Fuel Resupply Program a Success

Public Service Announcement

Yellowknife — April 18, 2024

Over 6,290,000 litres of fuel were delivered to eight NWT communities during a successful 2023/2024 winter road season.

Despite a shorter winter road season due to warm temperatures and extra fuel delivery pressures due to a shortened barge season, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) was able to successfully resupply the communities it serves through the Petroleum Products Program. The delivered fuel was comprised of 4,757,000 litres of diesel, 1,246,000 litres of gasoline, and 294,000 litres of jet fuel.

The GNWT – through the Department of Infrastructure’s Fuel Services Division – administers the Petroleum Products Program which is responsible for the purchase, transport and storage of fuel in 16 communities that are not served by the private sector. Six of those 16 communities rely on the GNWT’s winter resupply program to receive fuel: Colville Lake, Délı̨ne, Gametì, Nahanni Butte, Sambaa K’e, and Wekweètì. Additional fuel was also delivered to Tulita and Fort Good Hope this year.

More information can be found at: Fuel Services

 

For media requests, please contact:

Public Affairs and Communications

Department of Infrastructure

Government of the Northwest Territories

INF_Communications@gov.nt.ca