Dominica is paying less for fuel than some of its OECS counterparts, though the island is being impacted by the hike in oil prices on the world market, trade officer Ronnie Guiste has said.
Caribbean nationals have been taking out more dollars from their pockets as turmoil in oil-producing spots in the Middle East and Libya persist.
But Guiste has reported that Dominicans are paying $13.19 cents per gallon of gas, 11 cents more than the previous amount, while St. Lucians and Grenadians are spending more for gas: $13.90 and $16.00, respectively, per gallon.
Fuel prices will increase locally as long as there is a rise on the global market, he pointed out. And Guiste has assured that the Ministry of Trade is watching closely the fuel price trend.