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Gas, diesel and LPG prices go up


Effective midnight, Barbadians will have to dig a bit deeper into their pockets to pay for gas and several other petroleum products.


A statement from the Division of Energy tonight announced that the price gasoline will increase by six cents per litre, from $3.02 to $3.08, while the cost of diesel goes up just slightly by one cent per litre from $2.30 to $2.31.



The price of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) also rises from $155.75 per 100 lb. cylinder to $159.51 per 100 lb. cylinder — that’s an increase of just under four dollars. The cost of the 25 lb. cylinder increases by 94 cents from $44.04 to $44.98 while the price of the 22 and 20 lb cylinders moves up to $39.74 and $36.13 respectively.

The only product that is set to register a decline in price is kerosene, which drops by three cents per litre from $1.21 to $1.18.

Government said the adjustments in retail prices were due solely to changes in the cost, insurance, freight (CIF) of the refined products.

16 Responses to Gas, diesel and LPG prices go up

  1. Miguel Carlos Jose Humphrey
    Miguel Carlos Jose Humphrey May 17, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    They really making a mockery of bajans

  2. Philip Matthews
    Philip Matthews May 17, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    why not state how much per US Gallon ? about 20 cents more per gallon, Bajans always paying too much for fuel . they took so long to lower the price , now the government screwing us with the water bills , and now the fuel charges are going to make everyone pay more .

  3. Rosalind Best
    Rosalind Best May 17, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    Bajans leave your cars at home.

  4. Elke Hassell
    Elke Hassell May 17, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    And here we go again!!!!!

  5. David Gibson
    David Gibson May 17, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    i wonder if this is more punishment for the truckers

  6. Harry Turnover May 18, 2015 at 6:17 am

    The ONLY place in the WORLD where oil prices are on the rise.What is the reason this time ??

    If prices are on the rise Internationally, is there a LAG TIME to when it filters down here,the SAME way DEM say it occurs when it takes time when the prices are LOW ??

    Ya tink people FOOLISH ??????

  7. Michelle May 18, 2015 at 7:46 am

    Crude prices on the international market dropped from an estimated $108 per barrel in July 2014 and bottomed at $45 per barrel in January 2015. This is a 140% DECLINE in crude prices over a 7 month period. While the market prices were on a decline the prices in Barbados were on the RISE. Go figure!!!!

    The people of Barbados got a glimpse of relief on Jan 11, 2015 when the prices dropped from $3.25 per litre to $2.83 per litre, a mere 14.84%. Short lived for 4 months as the prices are on the RISE AGAIN. Let’s look at the disparity of the percentage decrease Barbadians got. A decrease of 14.84% when crude dropped 140%.

    When will the trampling stop??????

  8. Alex Alleyne May 18, 2015 at 8:05 am

    Barbados tourism is up so the TRINIS need more money from us .

  9. Ralph Talma May 18, 2015 at 9:40 am

    The price of gas is falling internationally, it fell in B`dos earlier this year. So, why is it suddenly rising, when the international situation remains unchanged?

  10. Donna Harewood May 18, 2015 at 11:12 am

    Do they think we are foolish? Yes, of course they do! If you accept all their foolishness then…..

  11. Juniork May 18, 2015 at 11:23 am

    Wow, I’m glad I ain’t driving in Barbados, in Boston a gallon of gas is about $2.60 and diesel cost more here.

  12. Pam May 18, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Please Bajans do the math that is $5.83 US dollars a gallon!! Oil prices are down why is the price continually going up? In the US where oil is imported the price is about $2.35 a gallon where I am visiting.

  13. Harry Turnover May 18, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    WE accept all their foolishness,cause WE aint doing anything about it.

  14. sirfuzzy May 18, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    Before we all go crazy it is time some of us actually look at the facts about crude oil. Crude oil is just that crude; it needs to be refined. We the end-user only use refined products .

    @michelle. I am not sure; but logic tells me that its impossible that crude oil prices can decline 140%. if that were true we got paid to purchase the commodity?
    I am sure you mean something else by the 140% maybe its a different figure; but yourgrasp of logic with numbers is not fully accurate. Anything declining by 100% or more will cost you zero or less.

    Take a look at this link
    We all can see the daily ebb and flow on the world market price for oil etc. Oil is up nearly 50% off the January lows.

    Whether the prices we are paying is justified i am not sure as i don’t know the contractual arrangement in place, etc.
    But i would like them to remain as low as possible for as long as possible.

  15. Simon May 19, 2015 at 5:55 am

    Time to ditch that ICE vehicle and go electric.

  16. Megapower May 19, 2015 at 6:05 am

    This type of article is boring to the average EV customer.


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