Unipet's Chief Executive Officer, Dexter Riley has announced that Unipet stations have engaged in a flag protest campaign to remind the government of the urgency needed in revising the 2005 margins under which the industry has been operating, a statement by the company says.
In 2015, the Government of Trinidad and Tobago implemented a 200% increase in business levy and green fund levy.
Members of the industry say this made the gas station industry unsustainable and put many stations into losses.
Service providers Unipet, says its fuel stations are not affected by the problem of water in gas.
A statement by Unipet says, "Unipet CEO, Dexter Riley announced today that the Unipet chain of gas stations remains unaffected by the recent unfortunate gasoline contamination incident. Having reviewed their operations, Unipet would like to reassure its customers that its fuel is not contaminated."
Unipet is serviced directly by Petrotrin.
The company told CNC3 that it recently had a problem with diesel supplied to its service stations that affected some vehicles.
Unipet says the decision by fuel operators to discontinue the use of card payments reflects the dire circumstances under which fuel providers operate.
Unipet has issued a statement saying it respects the decision taken by operators.
The following is Unipet's statement:
"Unipet respects the decision of operators to discontinue accepting electronic transactions at their Gas Stations.
This action reflects the dire financial circumstances which operators face in providing a safe and efficient service to the motoring public and the industrial sector.