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Mar 18, 2009

Fuel price shoots up but butane price goes down

The debate for the 2009 to 2010 budget in the House of Representatives begins tomorrow and the Prime Minister Dean Barrow hopes to raise thirty million dollars through a fuel tax. But tonight already we can report that the price of fuel has shot up. Premium gasoline is up by forty-one cents and is now selling for six dollars and ten cents per gallon. Regular gasoline has increased by forty-three cents and is now selling for five dollars and seventy-three cents per gallon. On the other hand diesel and kerosene both remain unchanged at four dollars and forty-eight cents per gallon and four dollars and fifty-two cents per gallon respectively. While motorists will have to pay more at the pump, the price of a hundred pound butane gas cylinder has been reduced by six dollars countrywide. Belize City and Corozal residents will now pay eighty-seven dollars; Belmopan and San Ignacio residents will now pay eighty-nine dollars; Orange Walk residents will pay eighty-eight dollars; Benque Viejo residents will pay ninety dollars; Dangriga residents will pay ninety-one dollars and Punta Gorda residents will pay ninety-two dollars. The prices come into effect at midnight tonight.

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