Despite the fact that oil has risen to US$80, fuel prices in the Dominican Republic will remain the same except for avtur, which will go down.
This will be possible thanks to an extraordinary subsidy of RD$192 million provided by the Government, said the Vice Minister of Domestic Trade, Ramón Pérez Fermín.
He explained that during the week that has elapsed, the price of WTI averaged between US$79.74 as the minimum value and US$83.26 as the highest quoted, which marks a new trend of increase as a consequence of the surprise cut announced by the Organization of Petroleum Producing Countries last weekend.
“The government of President Luis Abinader, once again reaffirms its commitment to housewives, transporters and citizens in general, to maintain, as has been done since he assumed this administration, the extraordinary subsidy to take care of the population from the rises in oil derivatives dictated by the international market,” he said.
The prices that will be in force as of this Saturday and for one week are as follows:
- Premium Gasoline, RD$293.60 per gallon (maintains its price).
- Regular Gasoline, RD$274.50 per gallon (maintains its price).
- Regular Gasoil RD$221.60 per gallon (maintains its price).
- Gasoil Óptimo RD$241.10 per gallon (price unchanged).
- Kerosene RD$338.10 per gallon (price unchanged).
- Fuel Oíl #6 RD$192.11 per gallon (price unchanged).
- Fuel Oíl 1%S RD$211.77 per gallon (price unchanged).
- Liquefied Petroleum Gas RD$147.60 per gallon (maintains its price).
- Natural Gas RD$33.97 per m3 (price unchanged).
- Avtur RD$197.55 per gallon (down RD$0.45).