Santo Domingo. – Thrusday’s announcement by several passenger transport unions opposing the Consumer Protection Agency’s regulation forcing propane gas stations to sell the fuel by weight and not per gallon will likely spur a deadlock with other users, especially homemakers.
Mochotran Union leader Paulino Alfredo Pulinario (Cambita) said drivers trust the seriousness and honesty of the suppliers Propagas and Tropigas, where they’ve filled for years and have never been shortchanged neither in quality nor amount.
The union leader, quoted by diariolibre.com, said drivers radically oppose buying gas by weight," because no driver will dismount and mount their tank every time they need to fill up."
Although it has yet to take effect, Pulinario called on Consumer Protection Agency director Altagracia Paulino to repeal the regulation "since a measure of this nature would harm more than 18,000 drivers members of the union."