By Aaron Humes: The Government is bringing in the 19th with a rise in gas prices.
At midnight tonight, premium gasoline will increase by 34 cents from $12.11 to $12.45 per gallon. Diesel will increase by 27 cents from $11.43 to $11.70 per gallon.
The prices for regular gasoline and kerosene will remain unchanged at $11.83 and $8.71 per gallon, respectively.
As per usual, the Government says the price changes reflect current demand and supply conditions of crude oil in the international petroleum market and fluctuations in the acquisition price of refined fuel products in the countries from which Belize obtains its supplies.
The Government is monitoring the price movements and supply conditions closely and will work with the fuel industry to safeguard the pump prices paid by Belizean consumers – though reported plans to reconsider taxes on fuel prices remain mostly under wraps for now.