17 gas stations across seven parishes have been ordered closed by the government for having contaminated gas the Gleaner has reported.
Increased complaints from motorists about sub standard gas being sold to them forced Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell to order an islandwide testing of gas.
The closure order was announced on Tuesday afternoon at a press conference at the New Kingston headquarters of the Energy Ministry.
Chairman of the BSJ, Professor Winston Davidson, also stated that other gas stations may be identified as more test results are to be finalised soon.
Up to today 83% of the gas stations sampled had contaminated gas.
Though the gas stations were not named, the names of the seven parishes in which they are located were revealed.
Kingston and St Andrew (7 stations)
St James – (3 stations)
Clarendon – (3 stations)
Manchester – (2 stations)
St Catherine – (1 station)
St Thomas – (1 station)
The Energy Minister also threatened criminal sanctions and fines.
Source: The Gleaner