Tag: fuel prices

OfReg takes first step in fuel price monitoring

OfReg takes first step in fuel price monitoring

| 25/06/2018 | 20 Comments

(CNS): As the price of fuel inches towards $5 per gallon at the pump, the Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) has revealed plans to begin examining whether or not Cayman’s gas prices are fair and competitive. More than a year after legislation was passed in the Legislative Assembly to regulate the industry and protect […]

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Activists plan picket at bulk fuel depots

Activists plan picket at bulk fuel depots

| 10/03/2016 | 33 Comments

(CNS): Members of a local activist group, frustrated with government’s inaction over fuel prices, are taking to the streets again to voice their concerns. ‘Cayman Is Fed Up With High Gas Prices’ has scheduled a picket at the fuel importers’ main depots, a gas station boycott, a carpool/bus week and another public march to bring […]

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Local pump prices stick as oil costs tumble

Local pump prices stick as oil costs tumble

| 18/01/2016 | 57 Comments

(CNS): As the price of a barrel of oil fell below $28 Monday before making a fractional recovery in trading, and the price of gas dropped to just 47 cents per gallon at one station in Michigan on Sunday, prices in Cayman were still in many places over $4 per gallon. The issue of fuel costs […]

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Gas price fall not enough, says activist

Gas price fall not enough, says activist

| 24/12/2015 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The cut in the pump price of fuel to just under $4 at some local gas stations is not enough, local activists said as they announced plans to pump up the pressure on government to in turn press the two bulk fuel importers to cut prices by much more. George Ebanks, the spokesperson for […]

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Customs knows bulk fuel pricing mark-up

Customs knows bulk fuel pricing mark-up

| 06/11/2015 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The acting information commissioner has said that customs was right to refuse an FOI request and withhold information about the price bulk suppliers are paying for the fuel it imports into the Cayman Islands because lifting the lid would be a breach of confidence that would not be overridden by public interest. However, Jan Liebaers revealed that […]

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Public won’t see gas price data

Public won’t see gas price data

| 21/10/2015 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The people will have to trust the word of Cabinet on the controversial question of gas prices because the data that will be collected by the chief petroleum inspector (CPI) on how much the bulk importers are really paying for fuel they bring in will be confidential. Minister Kurt Tibbetts said that only the CPI […]

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Rain dampens demo but petition exceeds 14,000

Rain dampens demo but petition exceeds 14,000

| 14/10/2015 | 39 Comments

(CNS): The crowd marching on the Legislative Assembly Wednesday to show support for effective legislation on gas price transparency was considerably smaller than organisers had expected, as the weather dampened the occasion. Around 50 people waited outside the Legislative Assembly to hand over to lawmakers a petition with more than 14,000 signatures, which is believed to be the […]

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Fuel petition expected to be longest for many years

Fuel petition expected to be longest for many years

| 13/10/2015 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Thousands of people have put their name to a petition backing government’s plans to hold the bulk fuel importers accountable for the prices at the gas pumps, and George Ebanks, the chair of the organisation behind it, is hoping to hand over a petition with a record-breaking number of signatures when he leads a march to the Legislative Assembly […]

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Gas price demo organisers urge public to join in

Gas price demo organisers urge public to join in

| 12/10/2015 | 9 Comments

(CNS): More than 8,000 signatures have already been collected by the organisers of the planned people’s march next Wednesday against high gas prices. With the green light from the deputy governor to collect more from civil servants at the Government Administration Building Friday and early next week, they hope to reach the target of 15,000 […]

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Public backs gas price petition

Public backs gas price petition

| 29/09/2015 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Organisers of a campaign pressing for a cut in gas prices and more government control of the bulk fuel importers’ pricing mechanisms have gathered well over 5,200 signatures in support of their action. At the weekend volunteers from the ‘Cayman Is Fed Up With High Gas Prices’ committee took to the streets across the […]

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Cayman needs to exercise ‘people power’

Cayman needs to exercise ‘people power’

| 15/09/2015 | 91 Comments

George R. Ebanks writes: Throughout history, we have excellent examples of where “people power” was used effectively and by so doing the actions of a few benefitted many. Consider India’s Mahatma Gandhi. Because of Gandhi’s leadership and his actions in awakening the minds of the people of his country, India won independence from Britain in 1947, thanks […]

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