Tuesday 15 October, 2019

NP slams fake reports of contaminated fuel

NP and the National Petroleum Dealers’ Association have slammed a fake message being shared on social media claiming that water was found in fuel in several gas stations.

In a statement, NP said it was made aware of the messages, which claimed that contaminated fuel was found at eight service stations.

The company said however that these claims are completely false.

“After investigating the reports, NP wishes to advise the public that these reports are false and unfounded. As the largest Service Station network operator in Trinidad and Tobago, NP remains committed to providing a reliable and convenient supply of quality fuel to our valued customers and communities.”

“NP wishes to assure the public that we remain committed to ensuring the timely delivery of quality fuel by land, by sea and by air to our Service Station network; Airports in Trinidad and Tobago; industrial customers including the Port Authority; all Hospitals; and all the Protective Services,” the company said.

President of the Petroleum Dealers’ Association, Robin Narinesingh, told LoopTT that the last time such an issue occurred was in 2017.

It was over a year ago that anything like that would have occurred, so that is definitely fake news. There are no issues that I am aware of with our supplies,” he said.

Narinesingh also cautioned against sharing unconfirmed information.

One has to be careful in this era of fake news, it’s best to check information before sharing it,” he said.  

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