Pentecost has become the sixth island in Vanuatu to have its own fuel depot.
This means islanders no longer have to import drums of petrol and diesel from other islands.
The depot, which operates through solar power and with a generator on standby, was jointly launched by Pacific Energy - the sole supplier of fuel to Vanuatu, and Prime Minister Charlot Salwai - who comes from Pentecost.
The Daily Post newspaper reported Solar Energy chief executive Randell Valette saying the depot is a "game changer" with Pentecost vehicle owners now paying 45 percent less to transport kava.
It is also a money saver for people on nearby Ambae and Maewo, who will be able to get fuel from Pentecost instead of Luganville which is a six hour boat trip away.