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Gas price increases

Barbadians are paying more for gasoline.

The price is now $3.60 per litre, an 18 cents increase.

It is the second gasoline price increase in just over a month.

However, the cost of diesel has dropped seven cents to $2.80, while the price of kerosene remains unchanged at $1.85.

The adjustments, which were announced by the Ministry of Energy, took effect midnight.


26 Responses to Gas price increases

  1. Adrian Loveridge
    Adrian Loveridge May 19, 2014 at 7:46 am

    Can someone explain simply WHY the price has gone up. A barrel of Oil went up just US 23 cents last week, why an 18 cents per litre increase? More VAT for Government and higher costs for everybody else.

    • Max Carter
      Max Carter May 19, 2014 at 8:32 am

      Well said Adrian

    • Mandy Pandy
      Mandy Pandy May 19, 2014 at 8:36 am

      How many more Jah ?????

    • Sonja Harewood-worme
      Sonja Harewood-worme May 19, 2014 at 8:47 am

      Look like i got to sell ma car and walk work hmmmmmmmmmmm

    • Julie Leenders
      Julie Leenders May 19, 2014 at 9:03 am

      If I weren’t so frightened to ride one on these roads I would get myself a bike then they could stick there expensive gas,wow what really is happening here,I’m just wondering what’s gonna be the next thing that the PM gonna raise …u will be paying a breathing tax soon if he has his way

    • Barker Antony
      Barker Antony May 19, 2014 at 10:02 am

      dont worry $4.00 per litre

    • Cheryl A Rollins
      Cheryl A Rollins May 19, 2014 at 11:39 am

      I wish they would lower the price of common sense, because the folks in authority could use a bit more of this. smh “Common sense aint common”.

  2. Sandy Whitlock
    Sandy Whitlock May 19, 2014 at 7:55 am

    And we complaining about $ 1.59 a litre here in Western Australia. Shoot.

  3. David Carter
    David Carter May 19, 2014 at 7:59 am

    Adrian, further to your point, even though the price rose by a whopping 0.52%, it is still cheaper than it was at the beginning of April. Make me think some civil servants failed Math!

  4. Bryan L
    Bryan L'Ecuyer May 19, 2014 at 8:15 am

    Wow !! $1.28 over here in Canada

  5. Stephen D Stewart
    Stephen D Stewart May 19, 2014 at 8:36 am

    That’s why we can’t have renewable energy….sun and wind, wave and geothermal….our government is lazy….just keep taxing the polluting oil…..we can do better Than these clowns…they really are bleeding this country dry….taxation is the last resort…we need investment in new businesses …and all those half built projects need finishing……

  6. Nicole Layne
    Nicole Layne May 19, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Remember when it was just $2 something. ..

    What would be truly amazing is if the price went down. .substantially.

    Taking donations to buy a Leaf:-)

  7. Hostage Greenidge Clarke
    Hostage Greenidge Clarke May 19, 2014 at 9:11 am

    The rich is getting richer and the poor is getting poorer

  8. Anthony Dowe
    Anthony Dowe May 19, 2014 at 9:25 am

    6.80 US a gallon, remind me to rent a bike when I go to Barbados next time!

  9. Shirley Garnes
    Shirley Garnes May 19, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Time to take public transportation and start car pooling. Walk if you don’t need to drive.

  10. Barker Antony
    Barker Antony May 19, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Some thing is seriously wrong here , we are paying almost 13 dollars a gallon?????????

  11. Adrian Loveridge
    Adrian Loveridge May 19, 2014 at 10:20 am

    The point I was trying to across is that a barrel of oil is 159 litres and went up by US .23 (BDS$ .46) cents last week, yet a SINGLE litre of petrol on Barbados went up by .18 cents. Where is the correlation?

    • Robert Holloway
      Robert Holloway May 19, 2014 at 1:12 pm

      refinery, shipping , import duties, % tax incr is the addons

    • John Da Silva
      John Da Silva May 19, 2014 at 2:57 pm

      I think it is important for the BNOC to be more transparent on how the price of gasoline is determined. I went to their website to read their annual reports, but when I went to that section of the website, this is what I saw:

    • Adrian Loveridge
      Adrian Loveridge May 19, 2014 at 3:00 pm

      Robert, perhaps someone could work out what the percentage increase differential is between the two.

  12. Duchess Doordie
    Duchess Doordie May 19, 2014 at 10:20 am

    And Ive heard ppl saying buy a car???? Well if I only got piss to put in it doesn’t profit me to get a vehicle then does it? I pray for all u have vehicles

  13. Valdine Turton
    Valdine Turton May 19, 2014 at 10:24 am

    What they expect people to do after they layoff so many people, for instant husband and wife in the same household how can you survive if you have children.

  14. Sheldon Cox
    Sheldon Cox May 19, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Beer now way cheaper than gas

  15. Kamio Williams-Holder
    Kamio Williams-Holder May 19, 2014 at 11:54 am

    All the time so?

  16. Rohan Ford May 19, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Time for more people to purchase electric vehicles


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