‘Sucker punch’ as gasoline, diesel climb a 2nd straight week
Santo Domingo.- In what many people will likely dub a “palo asechado” (sucker punch), the Industry and Commerce Ministry raised all fuel prices for the week from April 15 to 21.
Premium gasoline will cost RD$221.30, and regular RD$205.20, both RD$2.50 more; regular diesel will cost RD$154.00; optimum diesel will cost RD$165.60, both RD$2.00 more per gallon.
Avtur will cost RD$117.90; kerosene will cost RD$143.00, or RD$3.00 more on both, while fuel oil will cost RD$96.05 per gallon, or RD$1.75 higher.
Propane gas will cost RD$100.50 per gallon, or RD$2.00 more and natural gas will cost RD$28.97, or RD$3.71 higher per cubic meter.
The Central Bank’s posted average exchange rate of RD$47.38 per dollar was used to calculate all fuel prices.