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Bad gas report next week, says new Energy Minister

Published:Friday | March 11, 2016 | 3:44 AM
Dr Andrew Wheatley says he will not release the names of the gas stations found to be selling bad gas in the report.

Newly appointed Energy Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley says the bad gas report will be made public next week.

The report was due to be published on February 23.

However, it was delayed due to the general election and the change of government. 

Wheatley says after assessing the report he will host a press conference to inform the public of the findings.

 

Energy Minister, Dr Andrew Wheatley

Wheatley told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre that he would not release the names of the gas stations found to be selling bad gas in the report.

However, he is assuring the public that they will know everything once the final report has been tabled in parliament.

 

Energy Minister Dr.Andrew Wheatley

While in opposition, the Jamaica Labour Party had called for the People's National Party government to release the names of the gas stations that sold motorists contaminated fuel which is believed to have caused damage to many motor vehicles.

Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell threatened to impose criminal sanctions on those involved in the ongoing saga and a total of 17 gas stations are ordered closed by officers from the BSJ

However, most of the gas stations ordered closed were allowed to reopen.