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GB Energy, gasolene retailers to meet amid protest

Published: Tuesday January 7, 2014 | 9:55 am Comments 0
Gas station attendants at Bourne\'s Texaco Service Station, Constant Spring Road, Kingston, display placards at the establishment as local Texaco dealers strike, yesterday, after the lease agreements of three operators were not renewed by GB Energy. – File
Gas station attendants at Bourne's Texaco Service Station, Constant Spring Road, Kingston, display placards at the establishment as local Texaco dealers strike, yesterday, after the lease agreements of three operators were not renewed by GB Energy. – File

KINGSTON, Jamaica:
The local operator of the Texaco brand in Jamaica,GB Energy, has called a meeting for this afternoon with the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA) in a bid to get upset dealers back on the job.


The meeting is scheduled for 1 o’ clock.

Texaco gas station dealers islandwide have withdrawn their services in protest.
They want GB Energy to provide compensation to three dealers who are set to lose their businesses.

In a statement yesterday, GB Energy said the lease agreements for the dealers, which expired on December 31 last year, have been extended to February 28.

However, President of the Gasolene Retailer’s Association Derrick Thompson says this is little comfort to the dealers who he says remain uncertain about the future of their businesses.

Thompson reiterates that the association wants financial compensation for the dealers.

GB Energy, in its statement, said confidential negotiations with the three operators are ongoing and it will continue to engage all its associates in an open manner.

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