Dominicans paying less for fuel compared to neighbours

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.

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15 Comments

  1. Fooled Again
    March 30, 2011

    FOOLED AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN. How often Dominicans allow themselves to be FOOLED by the POLITICAL DIRECTORATE they love more than their CREATOR. Some were jumping up, praising their Govt., just the other day, for bringing in PETRO CARIBE. They were FOOLED into believing that Petro Caribe would cause electricity and fuel bills to be CHEAP, MUCH CHEAPER. So what is the problem now? What is the complaining about? Some Dominicans love it so, to be FOOLED AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN.

    OPEC sets the price of a barrel of oil on the world Market, not Venezuela or Dominica. Since the operations of Petro Caribe began up until now, what is the amount of money Dominica OWES that Company? Ask your Govt. Find out from your Parl. Rep. In the meantime pay for the increases in electricity or fuel. No amount of noise now could get Petro Caribe to sell fuel cheaper or make your bills decrease. The cost of living continues to rise ten-fold, but the salaries or wages remain the same. As a result you are getting POORER and POORER. But The FEW are amassing huge WEALTH quickly. For the majority the STANDARD OF LIVING GOES DOWN, DOWN, DOWN. So continue to FOOL yourselves or be ALLOWED TO BE FOOLED.

    • Antiguan
      March 30, 2011

      we pay 13.99 in Antigua

  2. Marcus
    March 30, 2011

    The goverment figure that the masses of the people are uninformed and ignorant,plus goverment have them in thier back pocket.FREENESS AT THE RED CLINIC.Good luck.

  3. xtreme
    March 29, 2011

    please tell us dominican something that we do not already know our salary and population are much less than that of our neighbors personally i think that the government has too much tax on fuel their percentage is higher than the gasoline station…

  4. Hmmmm
    March 29, 2011

    Dominicans salaries less than neighbours…. Who is talking bout that

    • CURIOUS
      March 29, 2011

      That’s true.

  5. Overseer
    March 29, 2011

    at least somebody getting some positive plugs before his court case. i mean, he doing so many good things why should a little thing like the constitution stop it.

  6. Poridge
    March 29, 2011

    I attribute that to demand. Dominica’s population is just half that of ST Lucia for example. The simple laws of economics apply.
    The price of fuel in Dominica – .11 cents variation does not mean anything.

  7. promises , promises , promise.
    March 29, 2011

    promice is in da future be patient!!

  8. Muslim_Always
    March 29, 2011

    What he expects a compliment for this? $13 for all is still too much for oil. We need to seriously tap into alternative energy so that we are less dependent on foreign oil pure and simple.

  9. Anonymous
    March 29, 2011

    Petro Carib…..partnership for Energy …as kamala

  10. Go do your homework
    March 29, 2011

    I was in another OECS territory just 3 days ago and fuel is $12.50 per gallon. Probably it may have been nice to give the full picture rather than mention only the 2 territories that are paying more. How many are paying less?

  11. swee sss!!!
    March 29, 2011

    :-D this is great

  12. natural dominican
    March 29, 2011

    why is mr guiste putting out info that we already know….we just want to what gov’t plans to do about the rapid increase…we already know the trend…up

  13. CURIOUS
    March 29, 2011

    What is the purpose of petro caribe ? We were promised cheaper fuel and electricity rates. Can someone please tell me ? God help us !

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