For the week of October 10 to December 16, 2022, the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and MSMEs (MICM) provides that fuels be marketed at the following prices:
- Premium gasoline will be sold at RD$293.60 per gallon, maintaining its price.
- Regular gasoline RD$274.50 per gallon maintains its price.
- Regular Diesel RD$221.60 per gallon maintains its price.
- Optimum Diesel RD$241.10 per gallon maintains its price.
- Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) RD$147.60 per gallon maintains its price.
- Natural Gas RD$28.97 per m3 maintains its price.
The weekly average exchange rate is RD$54.78 from the daily publications of the Central Bank.
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The Vice Minister of Internal Commerce, Ramón Pérez Fermín, reported this Friday that throughout this year the government of President Luis Abinader, to keep the prices of fuels for domestic use unchanged, has allocated almost 35 billion pesos in subsidies extraordinary, although he clarified that the amounts allocated to contain the increases in recent weeks are lower than those of most weeks of this 2022.
By freezing these prices as part of the measures taken to deal with the international crisis, the Dominican government continues to protect consumers from price increases.
“This week we are avoiding increases in Regular Diesel for RD$26.28 and Optimal Diesel for RD$22.98. At the same time, this action contributes to the reduction of inflation in our country”, said Pérez Fermín.
“During the last few weeks we have seen with joy but without excessive optimism, the significant drop in the prices of crude oil and its derivatives in the international market. Given the marked volatility, we remain aware of the behavior of the market on a day-to-day basis, while we hope that this trend will consolidate and in the process of consequence, it will be reflected in a decrease in the price of sale to the public of fuels in our country”, added.