Big gas hike just so?
The public seems to be fast asleep when any regime can impose a 44 per cent increase in the price of a much-needed fuel and in the same breath say that it would be looking at a similar approach to the other fuels in the very near future. We like it so?
More than 20 years ago a tax was implemented at the pump a tax whose purpose it was said, was one of road improvement. We would need to look somewhere else than the conditions of the road surfaces of Trinidad and Tobago to see the proper or mythical effects of this tax.
Now we are faced in one glib statement about a 44 per cent increase with more seemingly on the way. Everyone thus far has commented on the cost of this subsidy. Can we here more from the Minister of Energy about the costs of production per litre of these fuels and possibly see why we cannot benefit from our one fuel advantage, which is seemingly quickly being taken away from us?