Mayor Gopaul Boodhan

FLASHBACK: Chaguanas Mayor Gopaul Boodhan, second right, congratulates chairman of the National Petroleum (NP) board of directors Sahid Hosein following the ceremonial ribbon-cutting at the official opening of the NP Monroe Road Service Station and Quikshoppe at “Sun Plaza” Charlieville, Chaguanas, last year. Looking on, from left, are NP CEO Bernard Mitchell and MP for Chaguanas West, Ganga Singh. —Photo: STEPHEN DOOBAY

Maintenance technicians had to move swiftly to drain super gasoline from several diesel-run vehicles on Wednesday afternoon, due to a fuel mix-up at NP’s service station just before the Starlite Shopping Plaza in Diego Martin.

NP chairman Sahid Hosein said the company has launched an investigation into the matter and that measures will be put in place to ensure it does not recur. According to a statement from NP yesterday, the incident occurred around 1 p.m. on Wednesday.

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