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Stakeholders ignore CAC on request for bad gas compensation

Published:Friday | February 3, 2017 | 5:19 PM

Kent Gammon, the Chairman of the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC), says only two entities have responded to the agency’s request for compensation payment to motorists affected by the bad gas saga.

Gammon told our news centre this afternoon the entities denied liability and declined to pay any money.

He says he’s disappointed that the marketing companies and gas station owners have ignored the CAC.

The commission chairman says it is still going ahead with its preparation of a claim to be filed in court to get the companies to pay up.

The CAC is seeking a payout for the more than 350 motorists who it says suffered between $25 million and $30 million in damage to their vehicles because of contaminated gas.

In November 2015, motorists complained about damage to their vehicles after purchasing contaminated fuel.

Months later, an investigation by an independent committee set up by the government did not identify the cause of the contamination.

The CAC chairman has argued that while the source of the contamination was not identified the CAC believes motorists should be compensated.