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Apr 12, 2011

Price of fuel at the pump reaching for the skies

A mere ten days ago on April third, the prices of fuel hit the roofs. And if you felt the pain in your wallet, well, we can tell you that the new prices will be even more merciless. Another fuel hike is in the works at midnight tonight which will put the price of premium above the twelve dollar mark and at its highest yet.  Word to our newsroom is that premium will face a whopping increase of sixty-four cents and consumers will now be paying twelve dollars and thirteen cents per gallon. You heard right, the price to full up your tank at the pumps is going up significantly and if you rely on premium, it will be retailing at twelve dollars and thirteen cents per gallon in the next few hours. According to our research, even when the barrel of crude stood at one hundred and forty dollars on the international market, premium was selling at eleven dollars and seventeen cents, almost a dollar per gallon less than it will be at midnight. When we checked today, the price for crude is hovering at one hundred and five dollars, which means that we are paying more at the pumps even though crude is far cheaper.  But how high can they go? We do not know the answer to that question but can warn you that regular, will go up by fifty cents, which will put the gallon price at eleven dollars and sixty-seven cents. Diesel will be going up by fifty-five cents to a high of ten dollars and ninety-seven cents and in the case of kerosene, that’s goes up fifty cents, and will be retailing at eight dollars and seventy-seven cents. So if you are planning your Easter holidays you might want to re-work your numbers because transportation and other costs might change your budget significantly.

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25 Responses for “Price of fuel at the pump reaching for the skies”

  1. Earl Grey says:

    We NEED TO BUILD A REFINERY………….
    We NEED TO BUILD A REFINERY………….
    We NEED TO BUILD A REFINERY………………….

    GOB should take half of all oil extracted from the country BUILD A REFINERY…………. AND MAKE IT AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC at low cost…….say $5.00. IT CAN BE DONE.

    We NEED TO BUILD A REFINERY………….

  2. rod says:

    as the carnage on human lives goes up also the carnage on us poor belizeans to pay for the luxury vehicles and the luxury lifestyle of this pm and his wife and ex wife and the rest of his cronies well i for one will walk from now on they will not get another one cent out of my pocket march on them belizeans march if you dont stand for something you will never stand for nothing.

  3. BDF soldier says:

    Those !@#$%^&,AKA POLITICIANS,,AKA PUP &UDP,AKA LAWYERS as Honorable ministers are bad for OUR tiny country of belize,the misery we belizeans live is the result of thier tyranny rule.when will the gas price stop?pup and udp mafia dont pay for gasoline,they get everything free.

  4. ESSB says:

    Imagine the possibilities…..face the !*!@#$% realities…

  5. c says:

    he promised cheaper fuel! I don’t care about politics but when you are elected on promises you have to keep them… Barrow you are a SOB!!

  6. Do it right says:

    Im with Earl on this one. It would be expensive in the short term but will show its benefits in the long run. Walk away ROD. Its should be IF you dont stand for something you will fall for nothing. These prices just crazy tho. Anyone know how much for a barrel of gas from Esso port. Might be cheaper if we buy the gas from the distributor ourselves. lol

  7. Fk says:

    Damn, barrow. lower down the fuel price as promised. .. U barrow

  8. cindy says:

    Blame it on BNE. they arent paying the right amount of money to the governemt.

  9. lucas says:

    According to reports coming out from Los Angeles, gasoline price is $5.00 U.S. which is $10.00 bze. Perhaps Matura, Ch’oc and Co. can ask their anti-drilling bosses to help pay our gasoline expenses.

  10. belizeanpride says:

    we are being shyned by barrow, your gov. days are counted s.o.b we are dying from bullets in the streets and the merciless prices in cost of living while you dwell like a king but don’t forget that every dog has his day.

  11. Shakira Staines says:

    I cannot believe so many people trusted the UDP that they will bring down the fuel when they get into power. They got into power and fuel went up. We do remember UDP, don’t u think we forgot.

    and also don’t we found oil in belize? what happened? where is the money going? where is the oil going? ?????

  12. blue lisc plates says:

    government vehicle drivers do not pay for gas so they don’t have to worry the price can reach the sky.. poor woman like me have to pay… so now i have to walk but gov’t vehicles can afford to pick up their workers every day and take them to belmopan and drive around dropping off the wives of workers and their kids and travel all over the country on weekend. if they would stop doing that they could save hundreds of thousands of dollars then they can reduce the price of our gas because they would be saving but barrow does not care cause he not paying for gas to drive to pan every day alone…

  13. Concerned says:

    Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Another increase that is really incredible. I really like how these guys bring down the cost of living. Why can’t the government decrease the amount of tax they are charging on fuel? I’m sure the government can find other alternatives to collect taxes. I think its more than time that Government vehicles be parked after 5 p.m.

  14. Earl Grey says:

    This is a GOOD TIME TO IMPROVE (public transportation) BUS service AROUND THE CITY.

    CLEARLY MARK THE BUS-STOPS AND POST A WEATHER PROOF SCHEDULE ON IT.

    PEOPLE WILL USE THEM………….

  15. The People Had Enough says:

    Stop paying taxes; GOB don’t do $#!% with it anyways but used it to enrich themselves. Hell, Belize City Council couldn’t even meet their electric bill and they cut them out….but am sure all councilors get their monthly check.

  16. Byrd says:

    Well, I live in the States! However, growing up in Bz in the 60′s and 70′s; 90% of the people didn’t own automobiles, majority of the people walk. We didn’t even hve Bus transporation in Bz city. Now belizeans are talking about traffic problems in the city. A small country like Bz. So, all these belizeans can afford automobiles, then they can afford $12.00 a gallon gas. Most people can park their automobiles and walk. If they stop buying the gas the price has to come down. Stage a protest, boycut the GAS, and don’t buy GAS for a week….

  17. Chapincito says:

    Brothers! the price in Miami is nearing u$4 per gallon for PREMIUM.

    the problem is the speculators in New York and London….AND local taxes that are skimmed by the politicians…

    get your carretas ready and buy burros from Mexico……

  18. Richard says:

    An ethanol plant would be better than a refinery. The oil well will run out in about 20 years. You might do good until then, but what then. Even more problems for your children.

    Sugarcane has been growing for 100 years and could for another 100 years.

    Better to be like Brazil and grow your fuel and sell your oil and pay off the super bond.

  19. SW@GVILLE says:

    KCUF THIS GOVERMENT,WE HAVE TO BE OUT HERE STRUGGLING TO LIVE AND THEY DO SOME CRAP LIKE THAT.WE ARE THE ONE’S THAT COMPLAIN ABOUT THIS BECAUSE THE TAX PAYERS MONEY DOESN’T PAY FOR OUR FUEL.ONLY THE MINISTERS CAN AFFORD TO GET GAS HOW THEY FEEL LIKE BECAUSE THEY DON’T PAY FOR IT FURHTER MORE THEY ARE FILTY RICH.I HAD ENOUGH OF TALKING AND NOTHING HAPPENS BECAUSE THEY ARE HE GOVERMENT AND ANYONE WHO GOES AGAINST THEM GETS DEKCUF.THEY ARE TAKING AWAY OUR FREEDOM FROM US DAY BY DAY.YOU CAN’T EVEN WALK ON THE STREET BECAUSE OF THE GSU HARRASSING YOU . DON’T BE FOOLED THE POLICE KNOWS THE PEOPLE DOING ALL THE KILLINGS BUT WHY CAN’T THEY CATECH ANYONE?I’LL TELL YOU WHY THEY ARE GETTONG PAID OFF BY THESE GUYS.TO EVERY MURDER THAT HAPPEN NO ONE IS EVER CONVICTED, SO WHY THE KCUF DO WE HAVE THESE @$$HOLES TO PROTECT US IF THEY CAN’T EVEN SOLVE ONE STUPID CRIME.I AM NEVER GOING TO INFORM IF I SEE ANYTHING BECAUSE THEY WONT OFFER ME PROTECTION.I JUST MIND MY OWN.KCUF THE POLICE THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO PROTECT US NO HARRASS US.THIS COUNTRY IS FULL OF $#!%%%%.ONCE YOU ARE NOT RICH OR NOT SELLING DRUGS YOU CAN’T LIVE GOOD IN BELIZE.I KNOW THIS TOPIC IS ABOUT GAS PRICES BUT I AM JUST FED UP WITH THE GOVERMENT ON A WHOLE.WHY CAN’T THEY DO SOMETHING GOOD FOR THE COUNTRY INSTEAD OF PUNISHING PEOPLE.TAKE SALARY CUTS IF YOU WANT TO HELP THE COUNTRY AND STOP STEALING THE MONEY !@#$%^&.

    KCUF THE GOVERMENT

  20. jjpets says:

    Belize has so many qualified and intelligent professionals who can contribute to the alleviation of many of the problems, who are not doing enough. Maybe because they are threatened by political victimization or not getting significant compensation .

    I would like to encourage the doctors, engineers, attorneys, educators and senior accountants/business administrators to take a stand, Belize is depending on you.

    The government of Belize has let us all down many, many times, why should we accept this over and over?
    UDP and PUP government they can only do so much, now is the people time.

  21. The People Had Enough says:

    Byrd, idiots like you simple do not understand economics do you? If the Government can subsidize for the Sugar Industry then they should also do so for the transportation industry and especially the tourism industry, these industries need stimulation not strangulation. The costs for transporting goods across the country ends up becoming the end consumers burden, you damn fool, so this translates to inflation for poor Belizeans. Now, the tourism industry, the number one income generator for the country today, is taking a huge blow with the ever increasing operating costs, especially fuel, the prime ingredient to do any tour…talk to the tour guides/operators if they can be competitive right now. Belize is already not competitive with other central american and caribbean countries, a tourist can stay at a nicer hotel and pay about 50% less for a dive tour in Bay Islands of Honduras than they would in Belize, also it will cost them more than 30% less to fly directly to Honduras. The Government needs to tax other luxury items and ease the taxation on products that will benefit the growth of the tourism sector, example tax alcohol and tabacco, this is not new, this has been advocated for quite some time, unfortunately Belize is held by the balls by IMF and UN/EU/USA, those are the real puppet masters, and the elites in Belize simply enrich themselves…why shouldn’t they, they can do shit about it anyways, so might as well get rich.

    Belize has enough resources that we really don’t need to depend on any imports, for example, to feed our people, we have a LOT of land, we are twice the size of Jamaica and only have a fraction of the population, we have land, land, land that we are allowing a few, small elite group of Belizeans to gobble up, Belize should zone of several thousand acres in the country, say the North, and zone it as an industrial area and invite these big car factories to come and set up shop, this will employ a loooot of people, there are plenty ideas/things the GOB can implement, but we don’t have enough people thinking outside the box, that can actually implement and push these incentives.

  22. Eye in the Sky says:

    I saw the police taking their kids to school today in the police pickup. That should be illegal. Anyway my ghost chaser uses only pedal power.

  23. SW@GVILLE 812 says:

    WELL YOU PUSH THE INCENTIVES MR. PEOPLE HAD ENOUGH…YES LAND EXIST, HOW CAN YOU SAY WE ARE ALLOWING ONE GROUP TO TAKE ALL THE LAND.MOST OF THE MINISTERS ARE TAKING THE LAND.YOU KNOW WHAT WE GET IF WE SPEAK AGAINST THEM,WE EITHER GET HARRASSED BY POLICE OR WE LOSE OUR JOBS.SO WHY SHOULD WE SPEAK OUT.I RATHER KEEP QUIET AND LIVE FREE OF POLICE HARRASSMENT OR VICTIMIZATION,THAN TO LIVE AN OUTSPOKEN LIFE AND CAN’T BE ABLE TO PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE.NO ONE HAS TIME FOR SUCH INITIATIVES,YES YOU MIGHT HAVE THE IDEA BUT ALL THEY ARE DOING IS TAKING CARE OF THEIR OWN AFFAIRS.THEY DON’T CARE ABOUT US.IF THEY CAN DISMISS A MEMBER OF THE PARTY BECAUSE HE SPEAKS OUT , WHAT WOULD THEY DO TO ME WHO IS A NOBODY IN THEIR EYES?IN MY OPINION I DON’T THINK ANY PARTY SHOULD DISMISS A MEMBER,THAT MEMBER SHOULD DECIDE ON HIS OWN TO LEAVE THE PARTY.WHERE I LIVE WE HAVE THE DEEPEST AND BIGGEST POT HOLES EVER.FOR THE PAST 3 YEARS WE HAVE BEEN COMPLAINING TO THE MINISTER ,NOTHING GETS DONE.I KNOW WHEN THEY WILL SHOW UP, I WONDER WHEN IS ELECTIONS!THAT IS THE TIME THEY WILL COME TO DUMP LOADS OF ROCKS AND SAND.THEN THEY WILL SPEAK ABOUT IT ON THE NEWS THAT THEY ARE FIXING ROADS AND BLAH BLAH.THAT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY,WE ARE ALL CITIZENS OF BELIZE AND IT IS NOT ONLY THE NORTH SIDE THAT NEEDS HELP.I HATE TO MAKE THIS COMPARISON, BUT LOOK AT THE SOUTH SIDE COMPARED TO THE NORTH SIDE.MOST STREETS ON THE NORTH IS PAVED AND THEY HAVE NICE DECORATIONS OF PLANTS AND TREES ON PRINCESS MARGARET DRIVE.SOME OF US MIGHT NOT UNDERSTAND ECONOMICS BUT WE CAN UNDERSTAND WHEN PEOPLE ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF US.HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN SINCE THE KENDAL BRIDGE WAS WASHED AWAY? ABOUT 3 YEARS.THAT BRIDGE SHOULD HAVE BEEN OF HIGH PRIORITY.PEOPLE ARE DEAD BECAUSE OF THE BRIDGE BEING OUT NOW.WHENEVER THEY START THINKING ABOUT THE PEOPLE INSTEAD OF THEMSELVES THERE WILL BE A BETTER BELIZE.ALL WE DO IS COMPLAIN ON THESE NEWS SITES WHEN I BET THEY CAN SLEEP SOUND AT NIGHT BECAUSE AT ANYTIME IF ANYTHING GOES DOWN IN THE COUNTRY THEY CAN AFFORD TO GET OUT,BUT WE WHO ARE POOR CAN’T DO SO DUE TO LACK OF FUNDS,WE HAVE TO LIVE WITH WHATEVER COMES TO US.

  24. Sasha says:

    1. Everytime the US claims oil price increase Belize follows soothe. Now, Belize should only raise prices when there is new shipment since oil in not consumed on a large scale. Don’t you see Government and business ripping you all again. PEOPLE, get these LAME DUCKS out of office and put in new faces, new ideas, and you will get RESULTS.

  25. Proud Belizean says:

    Cindy, BNE pays the taxes Government implemented. Its a slap on the face of Belizeans since the tax is meager. BNE getting rich its not their fault…BLAME THE GOVERNMENT!!!

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