Gas Products & Services

As subsidiaries of Curoil, Curgas and Curoil Bonaire are the exclusive supplier of propane gas on the Islands of Curaçao and Bonaire. For both domestic and commercial clients, we offer a range of custom-made gas products and services, based on your gas usage.

Our team has extensive knowledge and experience to assist with all gas related services, ranging from pressure tests to full domestic or commercial bulk installations. All our services and installations follow NFPA 58 guidelines and include all necessary materials for a solid and safe gas installation. Whether you’re a commercial client or use gas for domestic purposes, we offer a variety of gas installation solutions customized to your needs.

100 lbs cylinders

For domestic clients, we offer a standard installation package which includes two 100 lbs cylinders and all necessary materials for a domestic installation. For commercial clients, with a higher gas usage, we offer commercial installation packages that include up to six (6) 100 lbs cylinders per installation. In addition, we offer services to change, move, extend, or otherwise modify both domestic and commercial gas installations. Visit one of our salespoints located on the islands of Curaçao and Bonaire or contact our customer services on the islands for additional information.

Advice: build a niche!

For an efficient gas delivery, we recommend our domestic clients to build a niche for the cylinder storage outside their gates.

Requirements for a niche:

  • Plastered concrete rear wall: +/- 170 cm high
  • Concrete floor: +/- 100 cm long, 50 cm wide and 9 cm high
  • Dig a canal from your niche to your kitchen

Checklist for your gas installation

Before applying for a gas installation, please make sure you meet the following requirements:

  1. The gas cylinders must be accessible at all times.
  2. The cylinders must be located outside on a concrete floor or blocks, at least 1.5 meters away from electric motors, outlets for air conditioners, gate mechanisms and/or other sources of ignition.
  3. The gas cylinders must be placed in a well-ventilated area.
  4. During installation please be sure to have an active electric service available and the gas stove that needs to be connected present at the site.
  5. For installing gas cylinders on the property, we need the formal authorization by the owner of the property. If you are the owner, you will need one of the following proofs of ownership: copy of purchase agreement (notarial deed), copy OZB (real estate tax), copy from the land registry (kadaster), copy of land leasehold agreement (domeinbeheer erfpacht) or copy of Aqualectra bill. If you are not the owner of the property, you will need a written approval from the owner for the gas installation and a copy of one of the abovementioned proofs of ownership from the owner.

Tips for safe use of 100 lbs

  • Always place cylinders outside, in a well-ventilated area.
  • Always place cylinders in an upright position and on a concrete floor or blocks.
  • Do not place cylinders near electric motors (minimum distance: 1.5M).
  • Keep the cylinders as far away as possible from your stove or oven (minimum distance: 3M).
  • Turn off gas tap and cylinder valves when on vacation.
  • After a vacation, always open windows and doors for ventilation before turning on your gas range.
  • Have your gas installation checked every five years by an authorized professional.

Good to know

  • We will not perforate kitchen cabinets.
  • Customers with a niche must dig a canal from the niche to the kitchen.
  • We will perforate walls only on specific directions of the client and cannot be held liable for any damage occurring while perforating the wall.
  • Prices for gas and installation materials are subject to change. Charges are based on the current prices at the time of installation.
  • If we need to pay a return visit, additional costs will be charged.
  • Prior to an installation we may perform a site inspection.
  • Curgas and Curoil Bonaire are the only entities authorised to refill and transport cylinders of 100 lbs.
  • Both 20 lbs and 100 lbs cylinders are property of Curgas and Curoil Bonaire and cannot be sold to third parties by clients.

20 lbs (refillable cylinders)

For the low volume propane users, we offer the possibility to purchase 20 lbs cylinders with a snap-on connection for domestic use and cylinders with a valve for commercial use. New cylinders are available at Curgas Muizenberg and at Curoil Bonaire Customer Service located at Aruacoweg. Empty 20 lbs, 32 lbs, or 40 lbs cylinders can be easily refilled at one of our filling stations in Curaçao. In addition, empty 20 lbs cylinders can be replaced for a full one at one of our certified resellers in Curaçao and Bonaire.

Filling Stations in Curaçao

  • Gas station Sta.Rosa
    Monday to Friday: 7:30 am – 12:00 pm / 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Curgas Muizenberg
    Monday to Friday: 7:30 am – 12:00 pm / 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Gas stations Tera Kòra
    Monday to Friday: 7:30 am – 12:00 pm / 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Saturday: closed

Curoil Point of Sale in Bonaire

  • Kaya Aruaco
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm / 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Tips for safe use of 20 lbs

  • Never place cylinders inside the house or cabinets.
  • Don’t try to fix damaged hoses, always replace them.
  • Make sure the opening of your cylinder has the two corresponding rubber rings.
  • Always use regulators with a lock.
  • Place your cylinder in a well-ventilated location.
  • Use copper piping or special hoses for the gas connection inside the house.

Commercial bulk installation

For our commercial gas users, we offer various efficient gas tank solutions. Depending on your company’s gas usage, we offer installation packages that include bulk tanks of 420 lbs, 500 gallons and 1000 gallons. Our 500- and 1000-gallons bulk tanks can be installed underground if desired. These bulk tanks are specifically designed for gas distribution from a central distribution point that connects to multiple points of consumption. As part of our installation services, our team will advise on the design and install the gas pipes infrastructure, according to your specific needs. In addition, as a commercial client, you benefit from a within 24 hours delivery service and a year-round dedicated client support for all your gas related inquiries.

Please note that all commercial installations require approval from the Department of Safety and Inspection (Veiligheidsinspectie SOAW), the Department of Environment (Milieudienst GMN), and the Fire Brigade (Brandweer).

Contact us for more information about different possibilities for gas bulk installations. We will be happy to assist you in the process of obtaining the necessary permits.

What to do in case of a gas leak

  1. Close the gas tap and the valve of the cylinder.
  2. Open doors and windows to ventilate the area.
  3. Do not turn on the stove.
  4. Do not smoke, do not turn on light switches, and do not use electronic devices.
  5. Go outside and call Curgas’s emergency number.

Curaçao Emergency Number 520-0427

Bonaire Emergency Number 564-1567

 

How can you detect a gas leak

  1. You will smell an odor similar to sulfur or rotten eggs.
  2. You will hear a hissing sound.
  3. You may experience symptoms like headache, nausea, trouble breathing, and/or eye irritation.
  4. Check by doing the soap and water test. If you see bubbles forming, there is a gas leak.
  5. You will see a white residue on the gas pipes.
  6. Check the color of the flames. It should be blue.

100 lbs Safety Video

20 lbs Safety Video

Contact Information

For more information about our gas services, please contact Curgas in Curaçao or Curoil Bonaire in Bonaire

Contact Information

For more information about our gas services, please contact Curgas in Curaçao or Curoil Bonaire in Bonaire