Economy September 2, 2015 | 7:59 am

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Dominican refinery nets US$62M with ´sincered´ fuel prices

Santo Domingo.- The CEOof Dominican Republic´s State-owned refinery on Tuesday said domestic fuel pricesare "sincered" and called the opposition PRM party´s calculations incorrect.

Felix Jimenez´sstatement responds to PRM´s accusation that the government charges an illegaltax on fuel, and said state will get RD$2.0 billion in earnings in September,from the 2012-2013 period, adding that last year’s profit was US$62 million.

He said the Refinery processesonly 30,000 barrels of oil per day, for which it´s forced to buy hundreds of thousandsof finished products.

Divorce betweenprices

“The world produces morecrude than it can refine consequently, sometimes there is a divorce between theprice of oil itself and the price of refined products."

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