GuyOil reimburses Essequibo drivers for tainted fuel sales

Several customers lined up at the Adventure office of the Guyana Oil Company on the Essequibo Coast yesterday morning to receive payments for damage to their vehicles after they used tainted fuel sold by the company.

Guyana Oil Company (GuyOil) yesterday paid out reimbursements related to several dozen Essequibo Coast residents at its Adventure offices after it recently sold them tainted fuel.

The oil company made a decision to repay all affected customers along the Essequibo Coast late last week and scores of persons turned up at the fuel depot at Adventure to collect their monies. Drivers in the area told this newspaper yesterday that the oil company made an across the board payout of $10,000 to each of its customers and one driver stated that the sum covered the repairs which the drivers were faced with making to their vehicles.

He said that a number of customers, who purchase fuel from the 10 GuyOil–affiliated fuel stations along the Essequibo Coast, received payments yesterday while several persons encountered problems obtaining payments since they could not provide evidence that they sourced their purchases from the oil company last week.

Several customers lined up at the Adventure office of the Guyana Oil Company on the Essequibo Coast yesterday morning to receive payments for damage to their vehicles after they used tainted fuel sold by the company.

By midday yesterday, the payout concluded as the company ran out of money and several persons vented their anger at the situation thereafter. However, a motorist said that the company is expected to resume the payout today.

Reports are that a bulk quantity of fuel, which was recently shipped to the area, may have been contaminated as it was transported to the area in a tanker which had transported another fluid to the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) bond in the area on a previous trip.

The state-owned oil company stated over the weekend that it was investigating the discharging of alleged tainted fuel from its dealers on the Essequibo Coast and had taken a series of steps. In an advertisement which appeared in the Guyana Chronicle, GuyOil said that following recent complaints of excessive engine smoke seen by outboard motor customers and the rise in engine sump oil noticed by car customers, it had launched an investigation.

The sale of gasoline has been stopped at the Adventure Depot and at all dealers on the Essequibo Coast and the alleged tainted gasoline purchased by dealers was returned to the depot for which credit was given.

GuyOil also said that the gasoline at the depot will be disposed of and that fresh gasoline has since been delivered to the depot. It added that complaints by customers are being addressed and that it regretted any inconvenience caused.

Comments  

Rohit smashes third ODI double ton in India’s big win

MUMBAI, (Reuters) – Opener Rohit Sharma smashed his third one-day international double century to set up India’s comprehensive 141-run win against Sri Lanka in the second match of the series at Mohali today.

President says he took decision on placing US$18m bonus at BoG

President David Granger this morning said that he is responsible for the US$18M ExxonMobil signing bonus being put into an escrow account at the Bank of Guyana, a decision he believes was necessary at the time so that Guyana could be prepared for a National Security Emergency.

Brother in court for sibling’s murder

(Trinidad Guardian) Ramraj Samaroo yesterday appeared in the Couva Magistrates Court charged with the murder of his younger brother.

Auditor General probing gov’t failure to put Exxon signing bonus into Consolidated Fund

Auditor General Deodat Sharma has started investigating the failure by government to transfer the US$18 million signing bonus paid by ExxonMobil last year to the Consolidated Fund, in keeping with the Constitution.

Edghill arrested after bid to enter Parliament

Suspended PPP/C Member of Parliament (MP) Bishop Juan Edghill was yesterday arrested after an attempt to enter the compound of the Public Buildings, where the resumption of the consideration of the national budget estimates saw a brief opposition walkout over House Speaker Dr Barton Scotland’s decision to allow the approval without scrutiny of allocations slated to be examined at the previous day’s disrupted session.

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly.

We built stabroeknews.com using new technology. This makes our website faster, more feature rich and easier to use for 95% of our readers.
Unfortunately, your browser does not support some of these technologies. Click the button below and choose a modern browser to receive our intended user experience.

Update my browser now

×