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Over 170 gas stations face closure.

Over 170 gas stations face closure.

Neil Gosine

Neil Gosine

Former Chairman of the National Petroleum Company Ltd, Neil Gosine is predicting that over 170 gas stations may possibly close soon, due to lack of profitability and other issues.

In a release sent out on Saturday, Gosine noted that the authorities have been properly informed for several months now about the critical issues facing the gas station industry.

Nicole Olivierre

Nicole Olivierre

However Energy Minister, Nicole Olivierre said that her Ministry nor the Government can make any pronouncements on the issue as they are approached with individuals wanting to open gas stations across the country on a regular basis.

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Minister Olivierre said a report will need to be done to properly identify if all gas station owners are incurring the same issues as those claimed by Neil Gosine, before a statement can be made regarding pump station closure.

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