CPC had been lazy in that it had not included a detailed description of these scenarios in its application for bonus payments, Liu said.
Commission spokesman Lee Shao-yi (李紹儀) said that although the “item” under which the CPC applied for subsidies remained the same, the timing of how long the “arbitrary freeze” on gas prices would last, as well as how much it would affect income, varied every year.
The commission felt that it could not take everything at face value and had to verify the facts, or it would be unfair to CPC, Lee said.
However, Lee added that the Control Yuan has already conveyed its dissatisfication with how the commission had chosen the bonus equations for the companies to benefit them.
The commission has already filed a proposal with the Executive Yuan to amend the statute and clarify some items that are either unclear, impractical or unrealistic, Lee said.