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Gas station operators reporting losses of $100m so far associated with bad gas

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2016 | 1:35 AM
JGRA president, Leonard Green says the number will rise as further calculations take place.

The Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA) says its members have recorded about $100 million worth of losses so far in relation to the bad gas saga. 

The JGRA president, Leonard Green, says the number will rise as further calculations take place. 

He made the disclosure last night in an interview with The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre

Meanwhile, the JGRA head says a planned shutdown of the retail sector has been postponed until a government committee submits its report on the bad gas saga. 

Yesterday, the more than 100 JGRA members met in an emergency meeting to determine a course of action to show their frustration at an alleged lack of support from their marketing companies. 

Green says members initially voted to shut down their gas stations for eight hours next week Wednesday.

However, he says they later decided to shelve the plans and await the committee's report which is due by January 31.

 

JGRA president, Leonard Green

Hundreds of consumers have claimed they were affected by the dispensing of poor quality gas. 

The Consumer Affairs Commission is now accepting reports from affected consumers as the government has indicated it is pursuing efforts to get compensation.

The Bureau of Standards Jamaica has said it will be extremely difficult to identify the source of the bad gas.