Bureau of Standards to ensure you get what you pay for at fuel pumps

The Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (TTBS) has started a fuel verification exercise to ensure that consumers get value for money at the gas station pumps.

The activity which commenced on June 4 at the UNIPET service station in Brentwood Chaguanas involves the verification of each dispenser to guarantee that the amount of fuel distributed at each pump reflects the amount paid for by the consumer.

Each verified pump will be labelled with a sticker and the location certified by the TTBS with verification checks recurring every six months.

Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Trade and Industry,Norris Herbert, who spoke at the launch of the exercise said that it “builds on Government’s commitment to provide a globally competitive marketplace, which protects the interest of both the consumer and the producer".

Over the next 6 months all UNIPET’s fuel dispensers will be verified by the TTBS.

The exercise is part of the activities identified for implementation under the Metrology Act Number 18 of 2004 proclaimed in 2015 which empowers the TTBS’ Legal Metrology Inspectorate to examine measuring devices used in trade, apply appropriate stamps and issue and cancel certificates.