The Malta Independent 20 February 2019, Wednesday

Fuel station owners satisfied with outcome of meeting between GRTU and government

Monday, 28 January 2019, 20:50 Last update: about 22 days ago

Fuel station owners have approved of the agreement reached between the GRTU and the government during a meeting held on Saturday, GRTU said in a statement.

On Saturday, GRTU said it had had a positive meeting with Energy Minister Joe Mizzi. Earlier in the week, it had lifted directives as a sign of goodwill.

The directives had been put in place after discussions with the government, over a request to fund the modernization of fuel stations – in order to be in line with an EU directive – had failed.

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80 out of 90 fuel stations need to modernize, with a total cost of around €21 million.

GRTU said on Saturday that an agreement had been reached and that consumers would not be affected.

In a statement on Monday, GRTU said it had met fuel station owners to inform them in the outcome of Saturday’s meeting.

The chamber said it had emphasized that the time left should be used wisely so that the directive would be observed in the stipulated timeframe. 

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