The Minister of Energy and Energy Industries, (MEEI) says government has no intention to phase out Super Gasoline.
The comment follows the publication of an article in the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian on Sunday 7 March, with details obtained from an interview with Minister Franklin Khan, as well as other related newspaper articles and comments circulating on social media.
A release from the Ministry on Monday, said stakeholders in the industry along with technocrats from the MEEI made a recommendation to the Government to consider the option of phasing out the use of Super Gasoline.
However, the release stated that the current decision of the Government is that it has no intention to phase out Super Gasoline with preference to Premium Gasoline on the local liquid fuels market. Therefore, Super Gasoline will continue to be available to the motoring public.
As Minister Khan stated, the Government has taken a decision to liberalize the fuels market which is expected to be implemented in the coming months. In this liberalized environment, members of the public can expect to see monthly fluctuations in the pump prices of Premium Gasoline, Super Gasoline and Diesel in alignment with the market prices of these fuels and also depending on the retail margins set by fuel service station operators across the country.