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Country to get bad gas report tomorrow

Published:Monday | December 28, 2015 | 1:24 PMJerome Reynolds

The country is expected to know by tomorrow, the extent of the bad gasoline problem which has been reported across the island and what actions are to be taken against perpetrators.

Energy Minister, Phillip Paulwell, says a meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. tomorrow to discuss the findings of a report on the matter.

Paulwell says he wants to hold talks with key stakeholders before going public with the details.

He says based on the report, it is clear that changes will be needed to the regulations governing the sale of gasoline.


Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell

Paulwell had last week instructed the state-owned oil refinery Petrojam and the Bureau of Standards Jamaica to test samples of petrol at gas stations and submit a report.

The move arose from public complaints about substandard gasoline.

Motorists in a number of parishes have complained that their vehicles have suffered engine damage after they bought gasoline at some gas stations.

There have been calls for the government to name the implicated gas stations and to direct them to compensate motorists.