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Paulwell: Expose unfair gas companies

Published: Friday May 18, 2012 | 10:02 am with audio | Comments 0
Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell - file photo.
Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell - file photo.

The energy minister, Phillip Paulwell, says gasoline retailers should expose marketing companies believed to be unfairly pricing their products.

On Wednesday, the Jamaica Gasoline Retailersí Association (JGRA) disclosed that following Petrojamís $2.00 reduction for a litre of gasoline last week, one multinational marketing company only cut its price by $1.50.

The JGRA said this means the company has retained $0.50 out of every litre of gas sold.

However, the gasoline retailersí association did not name the company.

Meanwhile, Paulwell said while the government has no intention of returning to regulating the industry, unreasonable practices should be highlighted.

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Energy minister, Phillip Paulwell.
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