Price of butane and diesel shooting up
The price of fuel went up in the first week of the year and now itís cooking gas thatís going upÖ and itís no minor increase. In fact, the price per hundred pound cylinder of butane is taking an alarming ten dollar jump beginning Saturday. Whatís worse is that it follows a seven dollar increase only two months ago. And we surely hope youíre sitting down while you listen to the new prices and then head out to the gas depot. In the Belize and Corozal districts butane will be sold at a hundred and seventeen dollars, while it will go for a hundred and eighteen in Orange Walk. Heading west, in Belmopan and San Ignacio, the price will go up to a hundred and nineteen dollars and a hundred and twenty in Benque Viejo. In the south, itís a hundred and twenty-one dollars in Dangriga and a hundred and twenty-two in Punta Gorda. In a government press release today, the price hike was attributed to continuous increases in acquisition costs in the last quarter of 2009.
And when you head to the gas depot, be sure to stop at the fuel station because diesel will increase by thirty-eight cents on Sunday night. That takes it from seven dollars and sixty-eight cents to over the eight dollar mark at eight-oh-six.