Assurances from the Ministry of Energy that Super Gasoline will continue to be available to the motoring public.

The assurances come in response to public outcry following a recent interview with energy minister, Senator Franklin Khan, in which he revealed that Government has received recommendations for the phasing out of the Super formulation, in favour of Premium.

A release issued by the Ministry, today, states categorically:

“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.”

The full text of the Ministry’s statement, follows…

CONTINUED AVAILABILITY OF SUPER GASOLINE IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Following the publication of an article in the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian on Sunday 07 March 2021 with details obtained from an interview with Senator the Honourable Franklin Khan, Minister of Energy and Energy Industries, as well as other related newspaper articles and comments circulating on social media, the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries (MEEI) wishes to advise that based on proposals from stakeholders in the industry, technocrats from the MEEI made a recommendation to the Government to consider the option of phasing out the use of Super Gasoline. 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 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.