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Gasolene retailers and marketing companies again at odds

Published:Tuesday | May 5, 2015 | 10:11 AM

 Gasolene retailers and marketing companies are again at odds over contractual issues.

The Jamaica Gasolene Retailers’ Association (JGRA) had an Emergency Meeting yesterday where they chastised the marketing companies and the Government.

The JGRA says its members have expressed disgust and concern with the operation of two major multinational marketing companies and the role the government has played in the Petroleum Retail Sector.

In December, a shutdown of the gasolene retail trade was averted after petroleum marketing company RUBiS Energy Limited was forced to withdraw contentious new terms which were scheduled for implementation on January 1.

However, President of the JGRA, Leonard Green says RUBis has gone back on its commitment to implement better terms.

He also says dealers associated with Gulfstream Petroleum SRL, trading as Texaco, are upset about the manner in which the company is seeking to divest its sites to existing dealers.

In addition Green says JGRA members want issues related to contracts and pricing fully resolved in the shortest possible time.


President of the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers' Association, Leonard Green.

Green says the association has already notified the energy minister, Phillip Paulwell and the marketing companies of its position.

He says another meeting involving dealers has been tentatively set for Sunday should no resolution be arrived at by then.


President of the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers' Association, Leonard Green.