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  • Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Hon. Fayval Williams has welcomed the move by the board of PEL. “I hope that this payout will bring closure to this matter and will be seen as the Government making good on its efforts to ensure compensation for the motorists who were adversely affected.”
  • The Petroleum Trade Reform Committee (PTRC) was subsequently established in 2016 to investigate the ‘bad gas’ reports and propose recommendations, several of which the Ministry has been implementing, to prevent a recurrence of this incident.

Petrojam Ethanol Limited (PEL) has paid over J$24.5 million to the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) as compensation for consumers who were affected by the bad gas incident of 2015.

Only persons who would have filed claims that were approved by the CAC will be compensated. Some 380 motorists stand to be compensated from the payout.

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Hon. Fayval Williams has welcomed the move by the board of PEL. “I hope that this payout will bring closure to this matter and will be seen as the Government making good on its efforts to ensure compensation for the motorists who were adversely affected.”

The payment of compensation is a sign of good faith by the Government for the affected motorists as neither PEL nor the Government is liable for the incident.

In 2015, motorists across the island were adversely affected when they purchased contaminated fuel.

The Petroleum Trade Reform Committee (PTRC) was subsequently established in 2016 to investigate the ‘bad gas’ reports and propose recommendations, several of which the Ministry has been implementing, to prevent a recurrence of this incident.

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