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Manx Gas - with a new deal looming, how did we get here?

Perspective

Sunday, September 6th, 2020 - 53 minutes

At the July sitting of Tynwald, Policy and Reform Minister Ray Harmer promised to have the terms of a new regulatory agreement with Manx Gas ready by the time politicians come back from their summer break.

The previous agreement expired at the beginning of this year.

So how did we get here? What will we see in October? And above all, what does all of this mean for gas customers on the Isle of Man?

Dollin Mercer was joined live in the studio by three people with an active interest in this saga.

Barry Murphy has led a public campaign for a better deal for gas consumers on the Isle of Man.

He's been the lynchpin of the vocal, and visible demonstrations over a number of years now, and he's also behind the lobby forum 'IOM GAS CUSTOMERS WORKING GROUP' on Facebook.

Douglas Central MHK Chris Thomas is the former Policy and Reform Minister.

He oversaw government's negotiations with the organisation until he was dismissed from the Council of Ministers in May.

Mr Thomas' successor Ray Harmer was invited, but had a long-standing prior engagement.

Joining the panel instead was Lawrie Hooper MHK, who is a current member of the Cabinet Office.