National gas station Haiti
Crowd forms outside a National gas station in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Outside shot of a National gas station. Photo credit: Juno7

The Haitian government plans to pay about $2.8 million owed to its petroleum providers and another $466,000 fee to NOVUM, an energy company, according to Le Nouvelliste.

On Sept. 8, media reports surfaced saying that Haiti could experience a gas shortage if its oil debts go unpaid. A source denied the possibility in the Le Nouvelliste report.

“There’s no need to worry about not having oil in the market,” the source said. “There are two arrivals of gasoline.”The source did not say when the two oil shipments will arrive. Continue reading

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Onz Chery is a Haiti correspondent for The Haitian Times. Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and Elite Sports New York before joining The Haitian Times in 2019.

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