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Bad gas report to be released today

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2016 | 2:41 AM
On January 4, Paulwell announced the appointment of the petroleum reform committee to look into the issue of substandard fuel sold to motorists across the island since late last year.

Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell says the much anticipated report into the bad gas saga is to be released to the public today.

The report was received and presented to Cabinet yesterday.

On January 4, Paulwell announced the appointment of the petroleum reform committee to look into the issue of substandard fuel sold to motorists across the island since late last year. 

He said then that the first report was expected by January 31.

The committee was mandated to examine and review the protocols and regulations governing the petroleum trade.

It was also to act as impartial arbiter in the investigations being undertaken to identify the source, nature and susceptibility of locally distributed petrol to contamination and illegal activity.

The committee is chaired by engineer and business executive Noel DaCosta.

Motorists have reported various problems with their vehicles after allegedly buying poor quality gasolene from retailers.