15 Stations Selling ‘Bad Gas’?


Nationwide News understands that 15 gas stations in Montego Bay and St. Thomas are being targeted by officials of the Bureau of Standards Jamaica, BSJ and Petrojam, for reportedly selling bad gas.

Bad gas refers to 87 or 90 octane gasoline, which does not meet market standards.

Motorists have told our news centre that the bad gas has rendered their vehicles inoperative.

Our news center understands that the 15 service stations were named yesterday during a meeting of industry stakeholders.

The meeting was chaired by Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell.

Minister Paulwell has instructed the BSJ and Petrojam to test petrol samples from service stations across the island.

The testing of the samples will also involve the Consumer Affairs Commission.

State Minister for Energy, Julian Robinson says the public should know what the results of the testing in a week’s time.

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