Gov’t announces changes in petroleum prices

The retail prices of gasoline, diesel and kerosene will increase while prices of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) will fall effective midnight tonight.

The new price of gasoline will be $3.25 per litre, up from $3.16, an increase of nine cents. The price of diesel will move from $2.35 per litre to $2.46 per litre while kerosene will now cost $ 1.19 per litre, increases of 11 cents and 10 cents respectively.

Meanwhile, the price of the 100 lb cylinder of LPG will decrease from $155.89 to $155.31. The price of the 25 lb cylinder will move from $44.07 to $43.93, the 22 lb cylinder from $38.95 to $38.82 and the 20 lb cylinder from $35.41 to $35.29.

The changes in LPG prices represent decreases of 58 cents, 14 cents, 13 cents and 12 cents.

These price adjustments are in keeping with Government’s policy of allowing retail prices to be reflective of those on the international market. (JS/BGIS)

33 Responses to Gov’t announces changes in petroleum prices

  1. Santini More
    Santini More September 3, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    Oh joy!

  2. Veronica Wiggins
    Veronica Wiggins September 3, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    One step forward and ten backward. Next time they will take off two cents while the next raise will be 75 cents. Up and up it keeps going.

  3. Max Carter
    Max Carter September 3, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    government of barbados dont stop dont stop see what going to happen

  4. Sarah Amlot
    Sarah Amlot September 3, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    More increases – this is becoming ridiculous!

    • Ellie Brown
      Ellie Brown September 3, 2017 at 9:30 pm

      Us pricrs very low gas in Barbados very high

    • Prince Trémaine
      Prince Trémaine September 3, 2017 at 9:55 pm

      Becoming?? This has passed ridiculous some time ago.

    • Sarah Amlot
      Sarah Amlot September 3, 2017 at 9:57 pm

      Yes actually I agree with you

  5. Sarah Pomeranz Layne
    Sarah Pomeranz Layne September 3, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    The gas prices in the US change by the hour. Or less. And it varies from state to state. Yes our gas is high but at least we know it’s not changing until the 1st Sunday in the month. (Hopefully )

    • leroy September 3, 2017 at 8:47 pm

      Little comfort,,when barrel prices were usd $130 we were paying this same rate now barrel price is half that,,i wonder what will happen if prices go to usd $130 once again if I will be paying the same now?

    • Sarah Pomeranz Layne
      Sarah Pomeranz Layne September 3, 2017 at 10:32 pm

      I’m very much aware of the gas price in the US and how it compares to the price we pay.. and I did say.. Our is high.. very.. but it also doesn’t change on an hourly basis.. that’s the only plus about this system. ever thing else is bare bunk and our government needs to stop..

  6. Reds Lucombe
    Reds Lucombe September 3, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    every month so cheez

  7. Angela Griffith
    Angela Griffith September 3, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    Went will it stop

  8. Adrian Reid
    Adrian Reid September 3, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Dems now,Dems never again….

  9. VoR September 3, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Lies all lies:

  10. Fabian Brathwaite
    Fabian Brathwaite September 3, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    Take off 2 cent and add 10 , vote DEM out

  11. Charles Vanvieldt
    Charles Vanvieldt September 3, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    Cant get a break smh

  12. Roger Alleyne
    Roger Alleyne September 3, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    $4 by year end

  13. Dunté Jamie S. James
    Dunté Jamie S. James September 3, 2017 at 9:00 pm


  14. Ellie Brown
    Ellie Brown September 3, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Govt drove cou try into the ground

  15. Henderson Yarde
    Henderson Yarde September 3, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    All de time so

  16. Daniel Zimmerli
    Daniel Zimmerli September 4, 2017 at 2:22 am

    Last rush by Gov to fill DLP pockets to the top before election

  17. Epaphras D. Williams
    Epaphras D. Williams September 4, 2017 at 4:31 am

    If our education system was worth a piece of tin foil, we’d be industry leaders in solar technology.

  18. Richard Johnston September 4, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Why does Barbados need to pay bureaucrats to perform a function the market handles perfectly well?

  19. Ivana Cardinale September 4, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Stuart is working very hard for the BLP’s victory next year. While the oil barrel decreases worldwide, Stuart increases the gas price in Barbados. On top of that, in the last 3 years, Bajans have to pay new invented taxes, plus others taxes being increased, so we, Bajans, are working hard to pay the government and private sector debts.

  20. milli watt September 4, 2017 at 9:58 am

    love it………..want to know how much higher it can go.

  21. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce September 4, 2017 at 10:17 am


  22. Maaz A Love
    Maaz A Love September 4, 2017 at 10:27 am

    This is rediculous

  23. ks September 4, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Knew it…. the minute Harvey affected the oil refinery in Texas, Frundel & Sinckler has their excuse….up it goes, more taxes for us!!!

  24. Semoorb Ahsiar
    Semoorb Ahsiar September 4, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    I wonna what DLP would do if every body stop Drivin n catch bus that way no road tax r nun wouldn’t be paid dem mussy would raise busfare to compensate for them two entities

  25. Saga Boy September 4, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    All the complains and none of you who have cars and other vehicles drive any less. If it is so hard why don’t you catch the bus. If you were living in NY that is what you would be doing. But you would also not be able to afford to buy a house or a car and would be renting a small one bedroom apartment and not complaining. Barbados still has one of the best economies in the region. All the doom and gloom and BIM is still functioning. Owen Arthur gave us until the end of May for the economy to collapse. More evidence that economists are not gods and that economics is not an exact science. All you do is criticize and none of you don’t have a clue as to how to increase your own monthly income. Too many for you recognize that you are the cause of the current situation where the demand for foreign currency is so high. You have a foreign taste. Start supporting local agriculture and buy local and reduce the need for US dollars.


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