Rise in gas prices

gas pumpBeginning today (Friday) Dominicans will have to dig deeper into their pockets to pay for petroleum products.

Officials have announced that the wholesale and retail prices of gasoline, kerosene, diesel and cooking gas have increased.

Residents will now pay $15.23 for a gallon of gasoline while the price of diesel is now set at $14.36 per gallon

Kerosene will now cost $13.29 per gallon.

The prices of cooking gas are set as follows:

• 20 pound cylinder – $15.23
• 27.5 pound cylinder -$45.60
• 30 pound cyliner – 49.66
• 100 pound cylinder – $162.19

Officials said the the prices of cooking gas may vary in villages around the island.

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65 Comments

  1. concern
    March 5, 2013

    How do Dominicans do it?! I recall not to long ago when gas was $6 a gallon. I thought with the Petro Caribe agreement, that would help in reducing prices? What was the agreement for? To put money in someone’s pocket? Please help me understand this madness!

  2. March 4, 2013

    be resonable people an leave my prime minister alone eh………….. like alu can so do beta if alu in ppower

  3. pd
    March 4, 2013

    What the people think we picking the money of the trees.

  4. NO LOVE
    March 4, 2013

    thank skerro

  5. March 3, 2013

    well bus drivers will want their rase too

  6. Anonymous
    March 3, 2013

    well i know the bus drivers ,will want a raise too

  7. Straight
    March 3, 2013

    Hmmm so thats the next level allu was talking about …. I guess “sweet dominica” aint so sweet anymore smh

    • geesh
      March 4, 2013

      this next level talk is getting old

      • Straight
        March 5, 2013

        Nah the next level talk wont get old bcuz the next election has not been called as yet ….. 5yrs to show us the next level, we yet to see progress n remember u can either level up or level dwn

    • March 4, 2013

      can u do better?

  8. March 3, 2013

    It looks Like I will have to start riding a bike soon… Oh well

  9. jazz53
    March 3, 2013

    could someone clarify this 100lbs 162.19 20lbs 15.23 now is this the price of an empty cylender or full because 5×20 =100 5×15.23=$76.15 why not buy 5x20lbs?

  10. March 3, 2013

    People we are coming down to it..The poor have no say in the matter..It got to be, and it got to be..In New York,train fares are up,likewise bridge tolls,buses..The sequester is on..more folks are dragged down to poverty level..
    Again,in everything,our Creator(GOD)never intended for it to be like it is today..
    For those of you who are unaware of that,you could read it in the bible.ACTS chapter 4 and verse 32-37..See what they did inorder for all to servive..That was truly across the board..Unlike what the politicians all over wants you to believe..You see the board has two sides,the top and beneath..And so when it is said across the board..Whatever you see done openly on the top side of the board..Three times that is taking place under the board..I am convince that the entire world system is failing,all over,are you?
    Our prayer must now be constance and frequent,and it is..
    Come now.. Yeshua Lord Jesus..come soon..

  11. Just Saying
    March 2, 2013

    when gas price go up every thing goes up with it. People should be ready for increase in cost of living.

  12. 1767-276
    March 2, 2013

    Alas, that gas price is really killing us. Cant the govt cut us some slack on the price of gas so we can have a little more spending money? IF we only get some slack on the gas , then we are going to have more money to spend on other necessary items, whereby the govt is still going to get the vat (15%) on every dollar that we spend (no spending money, no .15 cents on any dollar). The govt still gets their money, just that the money circulates more and everyone is happier.

  13. March 2, 2013

    tell d pm to intervene now na. take what allu get n stop complaining.

  14. I man
    March 2, 2013

    Remember Venezuela proposed a refinery for Dominica and we said no it will cause pollution, why is pollution OK for them, why do we need gas from polluted places gas pollutes why buy it. This is 2013 not the 1920’s refineries are built differently with antipollution systems,you know! we want our cake and eat it too like fools we always blow our chances I think the public should pay what it is, Government officials should pay $50:00 per gallon for gas or walk it’s healthy.

  15. wIsh I was home
    March 2, 2013

    Well it’s 18.31. Here, still not bad in Da

  16. aye
    March 2, 2013

    Times like these I am ashamed of my nationality. Citizens buy cement to fix the public road in front of their house. Citizens sees a hike in food prices. The country is being run to the ground with loans and taxes (VAT). Any government can run a country with loans and increased taxes causing the people to suffer. Yet Dominicans say they love their PM. Only in A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY WHERE THE PEOPLE ARE BACKWARD AND THEY DO NOT EVEN KNOW IT!

  17. Pondera
    March 2, 2013

    Again! Again! Again! This is evil. this is ochestrated demise of the world’s population. But this too shall come to pass.

  18. tax payer
    March 2, 2013

    Chaves is giving America free oil. Why PM is not getting free or lower gas price for Dominica, since they are body-body? I smell a RAT. Do not forget the best food is cooked on Chacoals. When we cannot pay for certain things, we have to go back to roots, and sacrifices have to be made. 1% was just a joke.

    Everything in the USA is going up, and they are cutting in some many sectors, but we have to remember, big is big, and small is small. America for now is super power, we have no power. We have to stay in our lane and not to look at other people or countries.

  19. Muslim_Always
    March 1, 2013

    The reality is America is meddling in Muslim affairs, invading Muslim lands causing war and destruction, placing sanctions on Iran thus there is scarcity of oil why there is the rise!

    We need to open our eyes in this country. Petro Caribe cannot do anything because the prices are affecting everywhere.

    • real
      March 4, 2013

      america is not the problem SIN is. the bible must be fulfillied. it is the truth of GOD.

  20. Eagle eye
    March 1, 2013

    Car pool

  21. Jennifer George
    March 1, 2013

    Well, well, well, unemployment sky high, cost of living went through the roof of the financial centre, increased crime, a destroyed tourism industry, agriculture go back door to the neigbouring islands, gas prices higher than anywhere else it still increasing, Tony get rich on taxpayers, some people build house that nothing the millionaire astaphan family can afford. What can I say? Woy, woy, woy, something happening. All you remember that song? and de bon temps that was going with it? Doh worry man, that’s just de next level that was promised.

  22. ole poe
    March 1, 2013

    next level workin well for u all i see… yay yay yay to the next level!!! lets go skerro it should have gone up to $20+.. take it like true cabal supporters!!!!

  23. from no where
    March 1, 2013

    remember,the profit for selling that gas is not including.So the 20lb cylinder will be $20. And if you buy it in Roseau you have to pay to drive it home to your house.That is about a two bucks more so you might pay $22 total.Go back to the old days and use wood and coal to cook , Use coal to bake etc.Try saving something wherever you can. Plant your own food which is better. We Dominican depend too much on our relatives in the States.So much land in DA man not working the land.It”s like customs is Dominicans garden.save a penny wherever you can.

  24. Anonymous
    March 1, 2013

    Sigh. things are getting harder n HARDER in this land. Sighhhhhhhh

  25. Joint Chief of Staff
    March 1, 2013

    i swear skeritt say petro caribe would cause a decrese in gas prices… heights of 4qry

  26. Period
    March 1, 2013

    Kalinago Ferries Via Canoe Coming Soon to a waterfront near you …..

    • Period
      March 1, 2013

      And with that Rise Fish Prices Going to go up eh so wen the Fishermen say ten dollars for 2 Volah i hope you guys doh make noise

  27. Petro Caribe rescue
    March 1, 2013

    Hello !!!! How comes Petro Caribe cannot reduce the prices up to now? Didn’t the DLP Gov’t tell us Dominicans, that with the setting up of Petro Caribe, fuel costs and electricity rates would be reduced significantly? So the DLP Gov’t was lieing to its own people?

    While Dominicans have to pay higher fuel costs, a few making big money from the Petro Caribe operations. How much Dominica owing Venezuela in that deal? They shame to tell the people.

    Why is the Minister of Housing responsible for Petro Caribe? Isn’t it about energy and should fall under the Ministry of Energy? Who fooling who? How long? Not long.

    Rising costs of living. Rising unemployment. Increasing redundancies. 1% salary increase for Civil Servants. Production – Agriculture and manufacturing in steady decline. Economy in shambles. Corruption thrives Big Time. The interest of the few greedy, selfish “Big Wigs”, amassing wealth quickly by all means, is given priority in our land. Defending, protecting criminal acts is the job of the grovellers and men/women without conscience.

    The standard of living continue to go down and down and down for the majority.

    • massive
      March 1, 2013

      what do u expect, thats all what they does, lie lie and more lies, during campaigne they will sell they mother to get an x so a lie is nothing for them to tell the people.

    • Dori
      March 3, 2013

      Amazing that the reserves at Jimmitt can’t make a difference here; am I missing something? Just asking did I, oh I missed the memo.

    • real
      March 4, 2013

      I AGREE , what a sign DNO allow your comment.watching!

  28. borjai
    March 1, 2013

    …good thing my uncle doh need to buy allu gas n ting…

  29. virgo
    March 1, 2013

    Go back to the yester years, and burn wood.

  30. Anonymous
    March 1, 2013

    take what all you get under this cabal and blame it on world prices. The 1.5 % increase for public servants will come in handy to pay for cost of increase of fuel.

    He will soon start printing the $Skerros to deal with hyper inflation.

    • sweety
      March 1, 2013

      that 1.5% not reaching in their pockets social security taking it rememeber it increase from january 1st

  31. bull crap
    March 1, 2013

    so what happen to the whole petro caribe issue that was suppose to bring gas prices down.
    Has any one ever brought that promise to anyone attention?

    • Outrageous
      March 2, 2013

      Perfect example the fail promise of low cost of gas, the same will happen to the electricity when they geothermal plan complete in the valley

      Dominicans please do not allow yourselves to be fool any more by this regime

      I can’t believe what I am hearing, one gallon of kerosene for $15.00, this government fooled us, saying that they were for the poor, as far as I can see this is not true, how can someone with no means of income, no help, especially seniors, with no help pay for a gallon of kerosene, since they like to sleep with their kerosene lamp

      No wonder, Dominica is listed as the poorest nation in the Caribbean. shame shame on me for voting labour, I am reaping what i sowed along with many other Dominicans

      Shame on this administration, all the monies being generated from the sale of Dominica’s passport and tourism, where is it going?, more and more this piece of island is getting harder and some people are getting poorer and suffering in this island, what a disgrace

  32. FED UP
    March 1, 2013

    Let’s look at the positive. Maybe Dominicans will leave the car at home and walk. Remember when we used to walk – look at how healthy our elders are – they used to walk everywhere. Now Dominicans are fat (dont’ give me the thickers nonsense) and unhealthy. Walk – it will save you money on gas, and money on healthcare.

    • Buy Local
      March 1, 2013

      And it will save our environment too with the reduction in air pollution.

    • SadIndeed
      March 1, 2013

      I hope you leaving in Marigot or Woodfordhill someplace like that and let’s hope we see you walking from there to Roseau for 8 o’clock too. If you flag me down I will slow down and remind you of this post on DNO. this is 2013 not 1916 and even then they had horse and carriage…pish

      • Neutral
        March 2, 2013

        Living. Not leaving.

    • Walking
      March 1, 2013

      Yes Indeed, i recall The Bell macheas…It was nothing to walk from Rievievre Cryique to Rosalie or To Morne Journe on a regular….I dont see those Belle macheas coming back. The expeditiousness of everything needs to be done in and with the quickness…

  33. 767
    March 1, 2013

    That is expected…gas prices in the US has also increase (close to $4 a gallone). It’s almost spring a these oil companies are doing maintenance for the summer.So it is not only DA, It is all over!

    • 1-767-449
      March 1, 2013

      4 US is 10 EC. Stop that comparing to America none sense. Let’s compare to the sister Caribbean Islands. The government in Dominica get money off of every gallon sold. Stop that madness.

      • block 44
        March 1, 2013

        virgin islands cooking gas 100lb cylinder us$90.00 zor car hailay twop.ec$238.50.

      • sense outta nonsense
        March 1, 2013

        A-H you forget we paying duties on oil? get stats before converting currencies.

    • Anonymous
      March 1, 2013

      US $4 is still less that this bull price we have in D/ca!

    • Anonymous
      March 2, 2013

      767 US didn’t tell their people Petro Caribe will reduce gas prices.

  34. eh eh
    March 1, 2013

    But gas in Venuzuela is 6cents a gallon. Chavez cannot cut Dominica some slack then? Hello PM, time to intervene.

    • JP*8
      March 1, 2013

      8) I agree Chavez MUST cut his adopted “cuzin” PM of Dominica some slack. Six and a half US For Petro….das is nunsense…. 8-O 8-O

    • March 2, 2013

      intervene where? all of dem busy teething

    • Dori
      March 3, 2013

      One should not expect daddy Chavez to let DA folk experience high gas prices i gas, noooooo!

  35. Faceup
    March 1, 2013

    Rise in gas prices? no probs, deal with it !!

    • sense outta nonsense
      March 1, 2013

      i agree with u

  36. Krazy
    March 1, 2013

    while they sendin our people home… no jobs and they still rising the cost of living… this is a hell hole we’re living in :twisted:

  37. hahaha
    March 1, 2013

    welcome to progress. progress is more money,(price increase)

    • March 2, 2013

      i agree, welcome to progress

  38. Brathwait
    March 1, 2013

    Now really! What’s the real price of the 20 pound cylinder?

  39. Red Pen
    March 1, 2013

    I will have to give up gas for lent papa…I suspect the Kalinagos will have to pull out the canoes and start the Kalinago Express and row for me to get to Roseau!

    • H
      March 1, 2013

      lol, but u will still have to pay them for their service.

    • Anonymous
      March 1, 2013

      lol i in that…

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