Monday 19 November, 2018

Gas hike coming? Roget warns of extreme hardships at the pumps

Can we expect an increase in fuel prices, following yesterday’s announcement by the Board of Petrotrin of its decision to close down its refinery?

Well, President General of the Oilfield Workers Trade Union, Ancel Roget is warning that decision could result in extreme hardships at the pumps for motorists.

He made the prediction, as he addressed hundreds of workers at Pointe-a-Pierre on Tuesday.

Roget said consumers may have to pay international prices for fuel in the future.

“If you're importing fuel, gasoline, kerosene, diesel, jet fuel, all of those things to supply the local and regional market, if the country from where you're importing that has any natural disasters or political unrest, you are at the mercy of the delivery of that product to run your own economy,” the OWTU President General told workers.

Roget said citizens must now brace themselves for extreme hardships at the pumps.

“The public have to brace themselves, on the basis of this proposal, for extreme hardship at the pumps and throughout Trinidad and Tobago,” he said.

However, Petrotrin Chairman Wilfred Espinet is reported to have said that importing fuel will not result in a hike in fuel prices.



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