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Assurances over Uist fuel supply amid closure of depot for repairs

ASSURANCES have been sought over whether fuel supplies to the Uists will continue as Lochcarnan Depot undergoes essential maintenance during February and March, writes Neill Bo Finlayson.

Corrosion to inlet pipework at Lochcarnan has led operators to suspend ship-bound deliveries pending the installation of new pipework. Repairs to the depot, which is operated by Certas Energy under lease from the Ministry of Defence, are due to be completed by the end of March. In the meantime, fuel will be delivered to Lochcarnan by road tanker from Certas Energy’s Inverness depot. Certas says it is confident that supplies can be maintained but has agreed to engage with the Uist community so that any unforeseen ‘pinch points’ in delivery can be quickly addressed.

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