Relief at the gas pumps

Motorists trying to save a little money this holiday season may find some welcome relief as the price of gas has gone down.

According to trade officer in the ministry of trade, Ronnie Guiste, the price of gasoline has dropped to 6.6 percent below the previous price of $15.34 cents.

Guiste said the new prices took effect last Friday.

“The price of gasoline has been reduced to $14.33 a gallon which is roughly $1.01 or 6.6 percent below the previous price of $15.34. The price of diesel has also gone down; it is now $14.35 a gallon, dropping $0.24 cents or 1.6 percent from the previous price of $14.59 and for Kerosene there was a decrease of $ 0.34 cents or 2.6 percent drop – the price is now $12.79,” he explained.

However, Guiste pointed out that there has been a slight increase in the price for cooking gas (LPG).

“A 20 lb cylinder is now $33.49 and the 100 lb is $162.44 and ofcourse the price would vary in the different communities,” he said.

Guiste also pointed out that gas prices on the island continue to be influenced by the price of oil on the international market.

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25 Comments

  1. Broke Motorist!
    December 19, 2012

    Take gas price to $8.00 a gallon and I will have a merry xmas.

  2. true dominican
    December 19, 2012

    Why everything like money or priceing issue has to be compared to the US. The economie in Dominica and the US is not remotely close. Believe or not, for most citizens leaving in Dominican, you are better off leaving in DA than the US. You might be surprise as to struggles and tribulation that people are going through just to get by in the US. Please stop people. it is embarasing to read. Frankly, am sick of it

  3. still
    December 18, 2012

    Before you say hours exorbitant it is. Do some math. The price there is only about $1.60 us more there than here. Now when you when you factor in the cost of shipping and everything else do you think that it is still exorbitant. Prices in Dominica are always determined by external forces but our prices are pretty much comparable to the us when you do you conversions and factor in transportation costs etc. and please stop trying to compare Dominican prices with us prices. Dominica has 70000 the US has millions. the economies are different. And the Americans can afford to have a lower mark up because they sell greater volume

  4. MerryMoments
    December 18, 2012

    A sarcastic Huurah I would be shouting from the roof top had he delivered a price cut of $5. Then and only then I would be pleased at the pump. $1? cha

    • NOTHING TO JUMP ABOU
      December 18, 2012

      :(

  5. chris ramcharan
    December 18, 2012

    I always thought that you were getting cheap gas from PDVSA in Venezuela. Or are you?
    One mor reason why a deal should be made directly with PDVSA/Hugo Chavez to continue running HOVENSA in St.Croix. Then we would all benefit here in the Eastern Caribbean. Put politics aside and lets do whats best for these islands.

    • Not a herd follower
      December 18, 2012

      HOVENSA was closed earlier this year.

  6. D/can in U.S.
    December 18, 2012

    Wow! Dollar for Dollar that’s rough! Gas here in my State & most other states is around $3.60 average & we’re still bawling! I can’t imagine paying $14 for gas but hey, I would still like to come back home sooner rather than later and raise my daughter in a much more peaceful place. Too much violence up here.

  7. dissident
    December 18, 2012

    For some reason I see this as gimmick to show dat they their for de Dominican consumer this christmas.
    we know and see how hard de economy is. Look at de city. Economic activity is at an all time low. TINGS HARD BOSSS.
    I think that a lower price at de pump could have been given a hell of a long time ago. I hope dat price remains throughout carnival.

    Just a gimmick to allow more money to circulate in de economy for certain people to benefit

  8. PONG
    December 18, 2012

    is that something to report, when it reach 10.00 per gallon then you can report that. 14.33 is still a mountain to climb

  9. Choice - X
    December 18, 2012

    After VAT, government makes the biggest tax ripoffs on petroleum. They raise the prices 2 times the amount the world price moves, then get away by claiming its a world crisis. Dominicans inform yourselves.

    • true dominican
      December 19, 2012

      You need to stop. Haven’t you been looking at the news and the fluctuating price of fuel over the past few months? Dominica suffers just like the rest of the world. So please stop

  10. Checking IN
    December 18, 2012

    It’s obvious….something has to go up to cover the reduction

  11. Native
    December 17, 2012

    Gas price in the US is 2.85 now…eh beh

  12. December 17, 2012

    great news for all motorist

  13. Zor
    December 17, 2012

    eh beh weh! ppl will have to bake cake and ham on wood man?

    • true dominican
      December 19, 2012

      nothing wrong with that

  14. Lougaoo Mem
    December 17, 2012

    Why is cooking gas on the rise when it is at its lowest price in the U.S, and all the Latin American countries?

    • PONG
      December 18, 2012

      heavy taxation to re-circulate in the economy…that is why money in this country is running in circles for the poor, and only the rich and the cabal it multiplying for

    • Gwenfig
      December 18, 2012

      Great news man, our price in the VI is only US$22. Tell me why our price is so low for a 20 pound bottle?

      • It's M
        December 18, 2012

        You call that low?

      • Take a Chill Pill
        December 18, 2012

        US$22 that works out to be EC$58.74 VS ours of $33.49. We cheaper eh

    • Confused Reader
      December 18, 2012

      We don’t get our gas from the same places and thus the prices will never fall the same trends exactly.

      Usually prices here are more heavily regulated than in the US so there is a lag from changes in worldwide prices.

  15. "O" STRESS"
    December 17, 2012

    For crying out loud. We are addictive to all. Does anybody want to exchange their oil for our water? that would be great.

    • Rastafari
      December 18, 2012

      Why would they do that when they can steal the water from under our noses? When we start being self sufficient, then and only then, can we be independent.

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