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Pressure gov't to reveal company names in bad gas saga - transport group

Published:Wednesday | October 26, 2016 | 10:20 AM

At least one transport group is suggesting that lobby groups from different sectors of the society unite in putting pressure on the government to reveal the names of marketing companies and service stations that sold contaminated fuel to the market last year.

The issues surrounding the release of the contaminated fuel became known as the Bad Gas Saga.

The fuel damaged the vehicles of hundreds of motorists late last year.

Energy Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley says claims filed by affected motorists have amounted to some $60 million.

Yesterday, Wheatley told Parliament that no marketing company can be ordered to give compensation because the report of a committee on the issue did not find any specific entity culpable.

However, president of the National Council of Taxi Associations, Deon Chance says the government would have to do research to find the culpable marketing companies if a wide cross section of the society demands it.


National Council of Taxi Associations, Deon Chance

Chance says based on the handling of the bad gas saga, he wouldn’t be surprised if motorists are denied compensation that the government is seeking to secure for them.

Recently, some motorists complained that their vehicles were being affected by bad fuel from a particular service station in Albion, St Thomas.

Chance says this issue reoccurred because no culprits were held in the bad gas saga last year.


President of the National Council of Taxi Associations, Deon Chance