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Mar 24, 2016

Regular & Diesel Pump Prices Go Up Again

The domestic cost of fuel went up again earlier this week with the cost per gallon of regular inching closer toward the nine dollar cap.  While the cost per gallon of diesel has increased to seven dollars and seventy-one cents, a difference of twenty-one cents since it last went up in December.  The good news for consumers of premium gasoline is that the price remains the same.  The increase however, comes right before the Easter weekend when it is expected that Belizeans across the country will be traveling to various inland and coastal destinations.  Interestingly, the rise in the cost of fuel succeeds the recent increase in import duties.  Despite coming under fire for the decision to raise the excise regime on the importation of fuel, Prime Minister Barrow maintains that it was better than any other tax alternative.  The target that government has set by way of revenue from fuel is fifty million dollars.

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4 Responses for “Regular & Diesel Pump Prices Go Up Again”

  1. MNHG says:

    THE BEST IT YET TO COME?

  2. Hatari says:

    And once again, GOB and Peel Head screw us. They borrow and borrow money, then waste it all and expect us taxpayers to cough it up! These fuel prices are ridiculous and will severely hurt our economy. Ask any businessman who must deliver their goods and services to the consumer. This will result in prices going up in addition to the fuel. Looks like they put the “double-whammy” on us again. But Peel Head doesn’t care because he gets free fuel, and a vehicle, and a driver.

  3. Belizean Pride says:

    better is yet to come for the party not for us because while worldwide crude oil is going low we keep paying high. This form of gov. really sucks when it comes in terms of trying to help our country grow.

  4. Belizean Pride says:

    wish to see does go were jumping in red shirts not to even bawl now when prices keep rising, this politicians really have people crawling every day to survive while they live a rich man’s live with their cronies. Look around and see the politician how well they live with nice house while the poor have to work hard to pay high taxes to make the country run.

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