Gas prices go up in Dominica

gasDominicans will from today Friday April 17 2015, dig a bit deeper in their pockets to pay for petroleum products, as the prices of these products increase, effective Friday.

The price increase is due to the continued fluctuation of the price of oil on the world market.

Director of Trade, Mathan Walter, said the new prices take immediate effect on the island.

“From today the 17th day of April, the prices of petroleum products will experience a slight increase,” he told Dominica News Online (DNO).

The price of gasoline will go up by $1.78 to $12.06 per gallon. Previously a gallon of gas was $10.28.

Diesel will increase by $1.07 to $11.08 per gallon. Previously it was $10.01.

Kerosene will now cost $9.55 per gallon up $1.09 from $8.46.

Walter said fuel prices are susceptible to change as there are various processes, such as bidding, that determine the cost of petroleum products.

The new prices for LPG are below.

20 lbs. cylinder
Increased by $0.12.
Was $25.63, Now $ 25.75

27.5 lbs. cylinder
Increased by $ 0.16.
Was $ 34.87, Now $ 35.03

30 lbs. cylinder
Increased by $ 0.19.
Was $ 37.94, Now $ 38.13

100 lbs. cylinder
Increased by $ 0.6.
Was $ 123.13, Now $ 123.76

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31 Comments

  1. kalinago
    April 20, 2015

    Oil prices have decreased allover the world,so why the increase in Dominica. And some idiots there running their mouths and talking shite about other countries which economic growth is much better than ours.

  2. LANGLu
    April 19, 2015

    the government of dominica have instituted a new tax… my guess that money is to pay those civil servants for their backpay. gas has not increased on the international market. hown the heck they can just put gas up.’

  3. Doc. Love
    April 19, 2015

    I am not surprised. Where do you expect Skeritt to get money to fund the five big DLP fellers that were given jobs. Where do you expect Skeritt to get money to fund the many trips he and his foreign minister had taken. Where do you expect Skeritt to find money to fund the pit toilets he talked about just this week. Where do you expect Skeritt to find money to fund the trips given to Peters, Nantan and Martin. Where do you expect Skeritt to find money to fund the salary of Charlie. Where do you expect Skeritt to find money to fund the salary increases for public workers, school teachers, police and where do you expect Skeritt to find money to pay the Jamacan that was arrested and prevented from singing in Dominica. :lol:

  4. 2 Skrit 's et Al
    April 18, 2015

    This is a contradiction. never before has there been so much oil available.In the USej Canada are producing record highs. Moreso Canada black sand oil reserves surpass the middle east and D/cans have to pay so much!
    Call it the Maduro effect

  5. Kid On The Block
    April 18, 2015

    Yes Sai! Some Dominicans that don’t understand their A** to their Elbow are always the first to spew their negative comments. They don’t take time to read and understand anything. Once the matter relates where the Government is involved this is it for them. Especially them UWPites. Gas price can change at anytime. Even in the US..In the morning you go to a gas station to purchase gas at whatever price it maybe at the time, later in the afternoon, you pass by the very same gas station the price per gallon goes up so what the heck you HATERS are commenting about!?

  6. BigMe
    April 17, 2015

    you guys don’t read the news and just come on her and talk crap. While Dominica had low gas prices other Caribbean islands was rising. Did you guys even went to check the change in oil before commenting on here? Stop looking like fools and go read sometimes.

  7. youth
    April 17, 2015

    That’s a huge increase wi papa my gosh :-? :-?

  8. ATKINSON
    April 17, 2015

    Boy the Supremo better call his boy Maduro and get us some lower gas prices from petrocaribe, Ambassor where are you?

  9. April 17, 2015

    is men like those who are the achitect of economic slavery,i mean ,why such a high increase,how much does government actually earn from a gallon, LABOUR, WORKERS we need to know

  10. April 17, 2015

    dE man need money to pay for all the expenditure he incurred during election. He has to
    pay that money back

  11. REAL!!!!
    April 17, 2015

    12.45% increase in the price of Gas……WOW!!!!!

    What Next…..Dominica Really Nice!!!!

  12. Molly
    April 17, 2015

    My poor people have you all been reading. Oil prices is not going up only in Dominica. You all really gone to school in August. Its a world wide stuff. For your knowlegde read amount the oil crisis in the middle East and the war zones it almost US$100 a barrel. Know the facts before all you fool those poor people illerate people who just talk talk with out thinking read my lips. INCREASE IN GAS IS A WORLD WIDE THING NOT ONLY IN DOMINICA. PLEASE READ TO EDUCTATE ALL YOU SELF BEFORE BLAMING GOVERNMENT OR PARTY.

  13. Amarossa
    April 17, 2015

    Gas prices only started rising 5 DAYS ago and Ministry of Trade adjusting prices already???

    Boi, I don’t know what is going on in Dominica eh…

    When it falling they taking 3 months to adjust the prices, but when it’s rising, in a matter of days they changing the prices?

    CORRUPTION!!!

  14. Peter Potter
    April 17, 2015

    How can the DLP government justify this latest increase?? According to the Director of Trade it is due to the continued fluctuation of the price of oil on the world market. What utter nonsense, do you think we are stupid? I’ve just checked the price of crude oil: WTI Crude at US$56.71 and Brent Crude at US$60.40. Now bearing in mind that last time around, when Crude was at US$49.00/52.00 the pump price should have been much below EC$10.28. At todays Crude price they could just about justify a pump price of EC$10.00. This is all money making by the DLP government on the back of ordinary Dominicans. Why are we putting up with it on a daily basis? We need to put a stop to this now, we need to stop this wicked regime! Skerrit does not work for Dominica, he only works for himself.

  15. MY 2cents
    April 17, 2015

    Typical Duminicans. Have anyone of you with your stupid comments ever taken the time to check what the price of gas has been in the other islands while we in Dominica were enjoying $10.28? And now what the other islands are switching to today? For once Duminican try talking sensible and stop making Dominicans look like an illiterate bunch of fools.

    • Tjebe fort
      April 17, 2015

      2 Cents, I ‘ve always thought you must be a masochist, supporting our leadership blindly as you do. But now you have confirmed it, as if you are happy about this price increase! Boy, ou malad.

    • Peeping Tom
      April 17, 2015

      Hmmm…..I feel ya!

    • Anthony P. Ismael
      April 18, 2015

      Did you know that fuel sellers on the island are guaranteed 70 cents profit on every gallon of fuel sold on the island by the government? Like the deal with DOMLEC and before it, Cable and Wireless, this is yet another monopoly in profiteering on the island that is built on the backs of a small work force and wages that are wanting.

      It would be nice to obtain concrete facts and take into consideration the crippling financial dynamics on the island before the outright name calling.

      Just my two cents.

    • Save DA
      April 18, 2015

      You are the fool – your children will weep . The likes of Skeritt has raped the country to nothing. The other islands seem to be keeping their head above water – there is no sustainable economy in Dominica – Crime will go up , people wont be able to afford these price increases

    • LANGLu
      April 19, 2015

      in st marteen it is 1.40 for diesel and 1.20 for gas….. so why in dominca we paying 12 dollars

  16. AA
    April 17, 2015

    This is utter crap by the ministry and dominicans need to start to protest. The government needs to publish the price build up for us to see what is going on in this place, this is not correct. Give us the price build up for us to see how that increase come about and what amount of taxes is included in the price.

    The government is using the gas price mechanism as a revenue generating tool and this should not be. Every time their tax revenues from VAT falls they see it fitting to dig out the people eyes by using the mechanism to increase their revenue. Dominicans must demand transperency

    • Molly
      April 17, 2015

      Stop that crap and stop playing ………. Gas go up everywhere in the world my God was wrong with you people?

    • April 17, 2015

      Don’t be a fool. In the USVI Hovensa was adjusting the price of gas on a weekly basis.

    • The Facts
      April 18, 2015

      Some of you ask for and expect too much. You are bold. You exceed your rights as a consumer. You do not need to know statistical information on how the increased cost was arrived at. Prices are set and the people have no choice but to pay it. The increase is not high.
      It is normal that they will complain about the higher cost. This goes for every country in especially the democratic world. Furthermore, prices will never remain the same. Higher costs are inevitable.

      • Awesome Foursome
        April 20, 2015

        Father _____________,

        I never knew you were soutiweh like that….smh.

        And I know you are a priest that’s why I put the dash.

  17. Merlot
    April 17, 2015

    De country NICE boy!!! SMFH. It’s like you can’t catch a damn break in this place.

    • The Facts
      April 18, 2015

      You should reside in other countries as the so-called progressive ones and see how much break you will get. :lol:

  18. Anansi
    April 17, 2015

    Wait now hold up. Crude jumped a little 0.8% from its all time high, and fuel prices are already reacting in D/ca?? Eh beh, when it was time to give the consumer some relief from falling prices, it took months. Man the price increase was an even faster adjustment than the US economy.

  19. Titiwi
    April 17, 2015

    Bondi, I had a feeling this was coming since the P.M. indicated that his revenue is not meeting expenditure. Is Dominica technically bankrupt?

    • Merlot
      April 17, 2015

      Read between the lines. This is just the beginning.

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