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Government Projected To Spend Millions In LPG Subsidies


The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) has said that the Saint Lucia government is due to spend $8.10 million on liquified petroleum gas (LPG) between April 1 and December 2023.

According to the OPM, in 2023, the government of Saint Lucia, led by Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre, paid an average of $15.05 for every 20-pound cylinder of LPG for every consumer.

It said that every time a consumer bought a 22-pound LPG cylinder, the government contributed an average of $16.55 towards the retail price.

“These elevated subsidy rates have successfully kept the retail prices of the 20lbs and 22lbs LPG cylinders affordable for the average Saint Lucian household and averted exorbitant price hikes,” the OPM noted.

As of January 1, 2024, the price of the LPG 20 Pound Cylinder remained unchanged at $39.30 per cylinder.

The price of the 22 Pound Cylinder remained unchanged at $43.22 per cylinder, while the 100 Pound Cylinder decreased from $288.43 to $279.68 per cylinder.

In addition, bulk or wholesale LPG decreased from $2.75 per pound to $2.67 per pound.

The prices of gasoline, diesel, and kerosene also remained unchanged.

The Ministry of Commerce has said that the next adjustment of the retail price of fuel products will be on Monday, January 22, 2024.

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  1. How many millions the UWP administration was spending when the crude oil price was much higher on the international market and the LPG price was much lower in St Lucia? Must have been much more than this government is boasting about. I have a problem with this guys taking St Lucians as fools. Just because UWP wrote an article on your fuel prices being the highest in the OECS, you should come a bullshit the people.

  2. The same crap with custody suites. The uwp demolished it to build a state if the art facility similar to what was being done with St.judes but they were expelled by kindergardeners and now the slp claims it was demolished for no sane reason as if most of st.lucia is not following the yellow brick road and we all have red clotted brain damage and memory loss.

  3. Maestro Simon & Garfunkel The Sound of Silenceโ€ฆ..let it play in the ears of yellow rabble rousers all day. Is gasoline subsidy over the horizon to make them look like fools AGAIN ???? Drum roll please boo boom boo boom boo boom boo boom boo boom boo boom boo boom boo boom boo boom canโ€™t wait because I know itโ€™s coming ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.

  4. I don’t think that the government should be in this position, and when they enact a fair living wage system of $10+ per hour based on hours worked…
    Everyone should pay for their way of life without the government’s help..
    We must address the pay scale Asap..


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