Sun | Mar 24, 2019

Petrojam's technical team summoned to explain concerns over poor quality fuel

Published:Sunday | February 17, 2019 | 5:41 PM

Energy Minister Fayval Williams today summoned Petrojam’s technical team to explain reports of concerns about the quality of fuel at the state-owned oil refinery.

Just days into her stint as energy minister, Williams summoned the technical after a Sunday Gleaner story highlighted concerns about "bad fuel" being sold at gas stations. 

A media release this afternoon said the energy minister contacted Petrojam's board chairman, Paul Hoo, as well as the acting manager of Refinery Optimisation and Business Support, Telroy Morgan, ahead of instructing that the technical team be gathered for a meeting at the energy ministry’s head office.

Williams demanded a full briefing on the issues "to gain understanding of the matters at hand".

"Additionally, all entities that interact with the industry, and have responsibility to ensure the integrity of the product, will have review meetings within the next 24 hours.  Their reports will be submitted to their respective Ministers, copying Minister Williams," the media release stated. 

The minister is expected to update the country on any findings as soon as they become available.

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