Motorists affected by contaminated gas are unlikely to receive any compensation this year.
Chief Executive Officer at the the Consumer Affairs Commission, Dolcie Allen, says the agency continues to have discussions with marketing companies to arrive at an out-of-court settlement.
She says the CAC has received 387 legitimate complaints, totaling between $25-million and $32-million.
Mrs. Allen says discussions with the Petroleum Marketing Association and Petrojam will continue today.
A report by the Petroleum Trade Reform Committee has not identified the source of the so-called ‘bad gas’.
Because of this, Mrs. Allen says the current negotiations are aimed at getting the Marketing Association to assume responsibility jointly.
She acknowledged the frustration of affected motorists. And, apologized for the long wait in getting compensation.