Clear the air on bad gas
THE EDITOR, Sir:
I write in reference to Robert Dalley's Gleaner letter to the editor published on February 29, commenting on the disastrous bad gas issue that affected so many motorists, including myself, who operates a five-vehicle taxi service here in Mandeville, and of the urgent need for the report to be published immediately.
All my five taxicabs were affected by the bad gas received at two petrol stations in the Mandeville area and accumulated repair costs amounted to more than $200,000. As a citizen of this country, I am supporting Robert Dalley's call for the replacement for outgoing Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell to proceed immediately to publish the bad-gas report. The country needs to be aware of the details therein.
I have taken note, as well, that the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association has also called for the publication of the report, which, hopefully, will tell us of the source of the bad gas and what compensation measures will apply accordingly. If we are not told about the exact source of the bad gas, this disaster could recur.
The petroleum industry in Jamaica is loosely operated and must be brought under some organised control by the Government.
ANGELA S. FRANCIS