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Feb 1, 2011

Spanish Lookout residents prefer locally produced B.N.E. butane

Last week we heard local importers of butane gas complain that the product sold by Belize Natural Energy was of inferior quality. The importers said that the product is hazardous and does not burn as well as imported butane.  While out west we visited Spanish Lookout briefly where there is a high demand for Belize Natural Energy’s butane.  A number of butane customers drove into the LP Gas depot and asked for the locally produced butane.  One manager of a gas depot in that community and a customer told us how they find the product.  They said that the local butane is by far the favourite in Spanish Lookout.

Marvin Plett, Manager, LP Gas, Spanish Lookout

Marvin Plett

“The biggest percentage sold right here at the place is I will say B.N.E. and I think it’s a good product for vehicles as well as for house usage its good. The only thing, we don’t guarantee when we are selling gas, we don’t guarantee that they won’t come back with some pantane in it which is what some people call water.”

Marion Ali

“It’s not hazardous?”

Marvin Plett

“No, it’s just like pretty much as hazardous as a vehicle would run or anything because it’s really the same product.”

Marion Ali

“I see today you are totally out of B.N.E. butane. Why is that?”

Marvin Plett

“Well it’s just that B.N.E. gives turns on who comes and pick up. So now at the moment we ran out—they don’t have a big enough supply that we can keep for.”

Marion Ali

“People come asking for that more?”

Marvin Plett

“Yeah because the difference is bigger now than it was a while ago. So that’s why more buy that stuff because it’s cheaper.”

Michael Contreras, B.N.E. customer

“I prefer the B.N.E. butane more than this because ih burn better. This one have wah funny smell to it too—I noh really like the smell. B.N.E. one have wah lee smell too but ih noh as bad as this one and ih burn betta to me.”

Marion Ali

“Burn betta as in?”

Michael Contreras

Michael Contreras

“As in, ih last longer. When you di cook with it, the heat as good as this one.  I noh find nothing different just that ih burn betta and I like the smell of it.”

Marion Ali

“And it’s cheaper as well.”

Michael Contreras

“Yeah, it’s far cheaper than this one. Cant go wrong with that. And especially dehn yah days weh things expensive, I prefer the B.N.E. gas. And the other reason, ih mek right yah dah my country so why I noh wahn support dehn?”

Marion Ali

“You came looking for B.N.E. just now, they say there was none?”

Michael Contreras

“Yeah I came looking for B.N.E. and they say ih mi sold out. Lotta people support it—they like what they get out of it for the price and the quality—good quality.”

We also visited Farmer Gas Depot also in Spanish Lookout and attested that their customers have few complaints.

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4 Responses for “Spanish Lookout residents prefer locally produced B.N.E. butane”

  1. BZ says:

    Someone should explain to people that the fact that it smells less is very dangerous. that smell is added to the butane so you can detect a leak. The fact that it has almost no smell means they are not preparing the gas properly. Ch5 as the news media should have mentioned something on this instead of leading people to believe that the lack of smell translates to a superior product.

  2. Creole says:

    absolutely right, i believe the smell is added for safety as the gas is normally odorless and colorless.

  3. fureal says:

    stop u nonsense BZ . when the company the try give unu something unu complain goodness nobody could ever please unu.

  4. Initiate! says:

    ok, do some research fureal!!

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