PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago (Tuesday, March 9, 2021) — Following the publication of an article in the Trinidad Guardian on March 7, with details obtained from an interview with Senator Franklin Khan, Minister of Energy and Energy Industries (MEEI) — as well as other related newspaper articles and comments circulating on social media — the MEEI explained that, based on proposals from stakeholders in the industry, its technocrats made a recommendation to the government to consider the option of phasing out the use of Super Gasoline.
But the government clarified, in a statement on its website, that its current decision is that it has no intention to phase out Super Gasoline, with preference to Premium Gasoline, on the local liquid fuels market.
It advised that Super Gasoline will continue to be available to the motoring public.
Energy Minister Khan had declared, “The government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago 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.”
“The Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries hereby assures the general public that Super Gasoline will continue to remain available, as a fuel option, in Trinidad and Tobago,” he added.