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Oct 2, 2019

PM Barrow says National Gas Company Here to Stay

The Prime Minister and representatives of the three current butane importing companies have scheduled another meeting though the time and venue has not been agreed upon. According to Uh, concerns by the companies will be further discussed however PM Barrow reiterated that there is no reversal of the National Gas Company and its mandate.


Prime Minister Dean Barrow

“They said that they weren’t aware the extend of the role that they were expected to play. I suggest to them that this thing has gone to the House, there were house committee meetings, you had every opportunity to go the meeting but they still said there was a degree of ignorance on their part.”


Ernesto Uh

Ernesto Uh, Zeta Gas

“This is our first meeting with the Prime Minister with regards to the new national gas project. We will be having other meetings with him. This was just to get feedback on this project. That is all we have to say for now. We will keep you in form on the development on the story as it goes by. Right now we got the information on the project itself. We have any concerns but we will discuss that as we progress further on.”


Dean Barrow

Prime Minister Dean Barrow

“It may well be that after that meeting there are still areas of disagreement at which point the Ministry of Trade, Minister of Trade Mrs. Panton and her supplies and control officer Mr. Trejo will get involved to see if we can’t come to an overall understanding. The bottom line is though as I have explained to them, this is now the law of the land there is no way we are going to retreat from our position that we are positive will ultimately benefit the consumer. One other  point I made to them without as it were wanting to point any fingers this way again we are able to control the situation in terms of quality. We are the ones importing the gas so we are the ones that are able to be monitor and test to be sure that there is no kind of blending, no kind of dilution.  So it is from two points of view that we see this being advantageous to the consumer: lower prices, better quality.” 

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