What are gas prices in DR?

JC171

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What are the current Gas prices in DR?My friend is considering renting a car but not sure of gas prices thanks!
 

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RD$ 187.40 = USD$5.53

Regular
RD$ 175.70 = USD$5.18

Diesel
RD$ 156.10 = USD$4.60
 

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Mr. Lu

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I've stopped driving in Santo Domingo during the day. My wallet cant take it. I used to spend most of my check on gasoline and considering the traffic jams in the city I was spending my money sitting in one place. Guaguas and public transportation suck but saving 5 and 6 thousand per month is worth it for me. I've become adept to the public transport system, though uncomfortable at times. What is fascinating here is that gasoline is US$5.553 and in a blink could be US$6 by next week (or longer) yet we still earn in pesos, meaning less than the average American. Yet Americans complain about gasoline at US$3.40 or whatever it is.
 

A.Hidalgo

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Mr Lu in your case will the metro make any difference and help out in lowering your expenses when it opens.
 

Mr. Lu

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Hidalgo,

I have been apposed to the Metro from the beginning and will continue to be apposed to it. In my particular situation it doesn't solve anything. I live on the other side of the city and I'd need to take two buses to catch the Metro and then take the Metro, so where is the efficiency? I've always said that the money would have been better spent on revamping the public transport system. I am not alone in my feelings. Yes you need to make moves like these to progress, but I am not sure that in these tough times the Metro is the answer.

As per prices of gas I concerned as to what it will do to the economy. I mean I have money for a car, and money to pay the gas and etc so I am complaining to complain, to a degree. But what about those who have cars and must pay for their gasoline and don't make as much as I do, where gasoline is a larger percentage of their budget? Its going to hurt in the pockets. Summer will tough this year. Like I said, learn your bus routes and learn how to effectively take the bus to maximize your comfort. After riding the bus for so long I've learned a few tricks on how to make the guagua experience bearable, if possible.

One final thing I will say this, for as much as people think the Metro will be a big success, I hope it is, but I just don't for see it.
 

A.Hidalgo

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Totally agree that revamping the public transport system was the way to go, after all buses and taxis would serve all of the capital not just a small sector (if the metro system works at all). I feel for you folks, those gas prices are scary.
 

A.Hidalgo

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In the UK it's just topped US$10 per gallon.
That is expensive, but in general Europe has had higher prices for years and the big difference is that their public transport system is very developed. On top of that in general they do not drive gas guzzlers.
 

DOMINCAN BOY

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price per litre

Unleaded: ?110.0p
Diesel: ?120.2p
Super: ?116.8p
About ?5.00 per gallon
UK gallon is more than a usa gallon

Imperial (UK) gallon is legally defined as 4.54609 litres

U.S. gallon is 4.40488377086 litres
 

bob saunders

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Unleaded: ?110.0p
Diesel: ?120.2p
Super: ?116.8p
About ?5.00 per gallon
UK gallon is more than a usa gallon

Imperial (UK) gallon is legally defined as 4.54609 litres

U.S. gallon is 4.40488377086 litres
You are incorrect an US Gallon is 3.785 litres, you are correct with the size of an Imperial gallon for comparison sake(quick math) : 1 imperial gallons is around 1.2 US Gallons
 

Ringo

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I just had 215 gallons of diesel delivered from Coastal in Sosua @ 156.1 per gallon. We asked for 300 but truck went dry. We asked them to come back on May 14th with another 300 gallons.

The driver said it was a good idea to "fill up" before the May 16th elections.

Regards, Ringo

BTW... don't tell anyone. I don't want to push the prices up more.
 

DOMINCAN BOY

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Maybe it was a dry gallon

You are incorrect an US Gallon is 3.785 litres, you are correct with the size of an Imperial gallon for comparison sake(quick math) : 1 imperial gallons is around 1.2 US Gallons
:ermm::ermm: * U.S. liquid gallon is legally defined as 231 cubic inches, and is equal to 3.785411784 litres (exactly) or about 0.13368 cubic feet. This is the most common definition of a gallon in the United States. The U.S. fluid ounce is defined as 1/128 of a U.S. gallon.
* U.S. dry gallon is one-eighth of a U.S. Winchester bushel of 2150.42 cubic inches, thus 268.8025 cubic inches (exactly) or 4.40488377086 litres (exactly). The U.S. dry gallon is less commonly used.
* Imperial (UK) gallon is legally defined as 4.54609 litres (≈ 277.42 cu in), which is about 1.2 U.S. liquid gallons. This definition is used in Commonwealth countries and Ireland, and is based on the volume of 10 pounds of water at 62 ?F. (A U.S. liquid gallon of water weighs about 8.33 pounds at the same temperature.) The Imperial gallon is no longer legal, in the United Kingdom, for trade or public administration purposes, but it is used colloquially (and in advertising) for fuel consumption figures in miles per gallon.:ermm:
 

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Does a Dominican Gallon = a US Gallon?
Google it Vince and report back.

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