Government of Dominica introduces measures to cushion the impact of rising fuel prices on consumers

The Government of Dominica is implementing measures to keep fuel prices under control as the global price of oil continues to rise.

Taking into account the current global market prices, Government has decided to subsidize the cost of petroleum to reduce the impact on residents and avert a possible slow-down in economic growth prospects.

A Ministry of Trade price analysis for petroleum products projected the following prices for the upcoming adjustment cycle:

Petroleum Products                            Fuel Prices
Current Price             New Price Change                                       (+)

Gasoline                   $14.89 per gallon       $16.52 per gallon      $1.92 per gallon
Diesel                       $13.91 per gallon        $16.15 per gallon     $2.67 per gallon
Kerosene                  $12.18 per gallon $    14.14 per gallon        $2.45 per gallon

Due to the proposed sharp increase in prices, Cabinet has taken a decision to remove
the customs service charge on gasoline and diesel with immediate effect.

In addition, Cabinet is granting subsidies equivalent to 60 cents per gallon on the importation of gasoline and 21 cents per gallon on the importation of diesel until the retail price of each product returns to below $15.00 per gallon.

As a result, the prices for the products with immediate effect are as follows:
● Gasoline EC$ 15.58 per gallon
● Diesel EC$ 15.58 per gallon
● Kerosene EC$ 14.14 per gallon

The implementation of the measures will result in revenue loss to the state. However, the Government of Dominica remains committed to actions, which will protect consumers from escalating world fuel prices, despite the adverse effects of the COVID19 pandemic on government’s revenue.

Consumers are urged to embrace lifestyle changes to better adapt as global oil prices continue to rise. Taxi operators and bus drivers are encouraged to use established procedures in dealing with the impact of the escalating prices on their businesses, and not levy increases in fares on commuters without the approval of the appropriate authority.

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8 Comments

  1. May 5, 2022

    Dr Dr, so glad you listened to the cries of the “maleway” including me; however you forgot to important requests (1) give up the $75,000 monthly rented apartment; (2) get rid of the lazy, unproductive much a-do-nothing “Cabinot”; the poverty alleviation needle has not moved an inch bro.

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  2. LifeandDeath
    May 4, 2022

    It wasn’t even long ago the Fuel Distributors had called on Gov’t to deal with this situation. It appears they couldn’t see the light then, but hope to get all the praise now.
    Tough times ahead my ppl. Get set.

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  3. Go to hell
    May 4, 2022

    According to the most corrupt leader in the Caribbean, Roosevelt Skerrit, Go to hell Roosevelt Skerrit, go to hell the corrupt government of the DLP, go to hell Dominica for allowing these corrupt bunch in office and to hell Witt all those supporters of this evil regime! Fire of hell burn you all you greedy and evil supporters of evil

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  4. We the People
    May 4, 2022

    This table is quite confusing

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  5. derp
    May 3, 2022

    https://www.globalpetrolprices.com/Venezuela/gasoline_prices/
    check them prices in Venezuela, we not friends with them nuh, aye Skerrit go and sign some papers like you always do eh

  6. Rotten Thieves
    May 3, 2022

    What hell government? Dominica has government? The bunch of rotten teethes we have occupying the office is considered as government? Stupes. All you vexing my spirit wii. If we were another country all of them especially Skerrit, would all be in the surgery room to remove all those rotten teethes

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    • Teeth's
      May 14, 2022

      Do they have DENTIST in Dominica? You claim that the people running the Gov’t teeth’s are rotten. Shame on them eh? I thought Teeth was plural for tooth. I need to open a dental office there. I hate to see my people cast as their “Teeth” are rotten. Shame on us.

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