Propane tanks sit in place high above the Harley Power Plant in Krum Bay, St. Thomas.

Dear Editor,

In 2013, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority announced to the public that it would switch from oil to propane for the generation of electricity in the territory. WAPA touted in the media that the project would lower the cost of power for consumers and businesses by at least 33% and possibly more, as a result of propane being cheaper than oil.