Just under 400 persons are to receive compensation payments, starting next month, for hardships suffered in the so called ‘bad gas saga’ in 2015.

Energy Minister, Fayval Williams says the Government has paid over approximately $25-million for compensation to consumers who were affected by the bad gas incident of 2015.

The money was paid over to the Consumers Affairs Commission, CAC by the state owned Petrojam Ethanol Limited, PEL.

Chief Executive Officer of CAC, Dolcie Allen, gave the update at a digital media conference this morning.

She says 287 of those consumers are to receive full payment requested, while 94 will only access partial payments due to claims inconsistent with issues relating to the bad gas saga.

Mrs Allen says 42 of those who made complaints were found ineligible to receive compensation.

Dolcie Allen, Chief Executive Officer of the Consumer Affairs Commission.

She says the monies will be deposited in people’s account within two weeks.

In the meantime, State Minister in the Ministry of Commerce Agriculture and Fisheries,  Floyd Green, says the highest claim submitted was for some $700-thousand.

Floyd Green, State Minister in the Ministry of Commerce Agriculture and Fisheries.
They were addressing a digital media conference this morning.