Economy July 11, 2018 | 1:53 pm

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Premium gasoline imports post dramatic jump in 10 years

Santo Domingo.- Propane gas, regular diesel, premium gasoline and fuel oil were the most consumed fuels in the Dominican Republic from 2008 to 2017, brought to the country through 36 authorized importers and the Dominican Petroleum Refinery.

The data from the Industry and Commerce Ministry’s Hydrocarbons Directorate report, “The reality of the fuel market in the Dominican Republic” show that propane imports have jumped in the last 10 years, from 9.9 million barrels in 2008 to 11.3 million barrels in 2017.

Regular diesel, although decreased in consumption volume, remains in second place with 5.2 million barrels imported in 2017, or 1.0 million more barrels than in 2008, when 6.9 million barrels were imported.

But it was premium gasoline imports which posted a dramatic jump, from 1.4 million barrels in 2008 to 4.1 million barrels in 2017.

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