Govt. freezes fuel prices as walkout threats weigh
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Santo Domingo.- The Industry and Commerce Ministry on Fri. posted unchanged fuel prices for the week from September 29 to October 5, when premium gasoline continues at RD$240.60 per gallon, and regular gasoline remains at RD$230.20
Regular diesel stays at RD$193.80 and optimum diesel at RD$205.90 per gallon.
Avtur stays at RD$153.90; kerosene at RD$181.60; fuel oil at RD$125.35 per gallon.
Propane gas will still cost RD$127.60 per gallon, while natural gas remains at RD$28.97 per cubic meter.
The Dominican Republic Central Bank’s posed average exchange rate of RD$49.92 per dollar was used to calculate all fuel prices.
The Govt.’s decision to freeze fuel prices comes in the heels of threats of walkouts by the major transport unions, which demand lower prices on diesel, propane and gasoline.