Govt Negotiating ‘Bad Gas’ Compensation Mechanism

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Energy Minister, Dr. Andrew Wheatley, says negotiations are underway with all players in the petroleum market to determine a compensation mechanism for persons affected be the recent bout of contaminated fuel.

Dr. Wheatley says the Consumer Affairs Commission, CAC, has received claims totaling 25-million dollars from affected customers. He says the government is moving to implement some of recommendations of the Petroleum Sector Review committee.

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Dr. Wheatley says negotiations are underway.

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Dr. Andrew Wheatley, Energy Minister addressing the House of Representatives this afternoon.

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