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Petroleum prices down

The retail prices of gasoline, diesel and kerosene will decrease, effective midnight Sunday, October 6. Gasoline will be adjusted from $3.81 per litre to $3.65 per litre, which represents a decrease of 16 cents; the price of diesel will drop by 1 cent, from $3.02 per litre to $3.01 per litre, and kerosene will go […]

Increase in gasoline and diesel prices

The retail prices of gasoline and diesel will increase effective midnight Sunday, September 8.  However, the price of kerosene will decrease. Gasoline will be adjusted from $3.78 per litre to $3.81 per litre, while diesel will rise from $2.96 per litre to $3.02 per litre. Kerosene will drop from $1.36 per litre to $1.35 per […]

PM cautions Barbadians against playing ‘the nation card’

Don’t play the nation card. Prime Minister Mia Mottley issued that caution to Barbadians on Saturday in the wake of the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Trinidad and Tobago for energy development. In defending her decision, Mottley said Trinidad and Tobago has more than a century’s experience in oil and gas production, and […]

Exploratory offshore drilling shows potential for gas

Barbados could be in line to rake in significant revenue from offshore gas. Exploratory drilling in an area called Block 14, located on the country’s border has shown potential, with the first set of wells closer to Trinidad having been successful. On Saturday, the leaders of the two countries, Prime Minister Mia Mottley and Dr […]

Barbados, Trinidad sign MOU to advance cooperation in energy matters

Trinidad and Barbados have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to facilitate negotiations that should lead to an agreement for the development of energy from hydrocarbons. Leading the Trinidadian delegation was Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley who was accompanied by his Energy Minister Franklin Khan and his Foreign Minister Dennis Moses. On the Barbados side […]

BLPC reports full restoration of power

The Barbados Light & Power Company (BLPC) says power was restored to all of its customers by approximately 8:10 p.m. Friday night. BLPC says its crews continue to make good progress on the maintenance work described Friday. Several communities across a number of parishes were without power on Friday as the company battled generator issues. […]

Changes in petroleum prices effective midnight Sunday

Consumers will pay less for gasoline and diesel, but more for kerosene from midnight Sunday, August 4. Gasoline will retail for BDS$3.78 per litre, down from $3.86, a decrease of $0.08. The price of diesel will be reduced by $0.06, going from $3.02 per litre to $2.96 per litre. However, kerosene will increase by $0.02 […]

Fuel prices drop

The retail prices of gasoline, diesel and kerosene will decrease, effective midnight Sunday, July 7. Gasoline will drop from $3.93 per litre to $3.86 per litre; diesel from $3.14 per litre to $3.02 per litre; and kerosene from $1.43 per litre to $1.34 per litre. This represents a decrease of $0.07 per litre for gasoline, […]

Solar system at Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology

The learning village at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology (SJPI), with its 109 KW solar photovoltaic (PV) system, possesses the potential to earn BDS$85,000 per year. Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Wilfred Abrahams, disclosed this while speaking at the commissioning of the solar PV system at the Wildey institution on Friday. The installation […]

Consumers to pay more for gasoline

Consumers will pay more for gasoline, but less for kerosene and liquified petroleum products, from midnight Sunday, May 5.  The price of diesel will remain unchanged. Gasoline will retail for BDS $3.88 per litre, up from $3.82 per litre, an increase of 0.06 cents.  The price of kerosene will decrease by 0.01 cent, moving from […]

Brace for changes in petroleum prices tonight

Effective midnight tonight, the retail prices of gasoline and kerosene will increase, while the price of diesel will decrease. Meanwhile, those for liquefied petroleum products will remain unchanged. The retail price of gasoline will be adjusted from BDS $3.57 per litre to BDS $3.82 per litre, an increase of 0.25 cents.  The price of kerosene […]

Changes in petroleum prices tonight

Effective midnight tonight, the retail prices of gasoline, diesel and kerosene will decrease, while the price of liquefied petroleum gas remains unchanged. The retail price of gasoline will be adjusted from BDS $3.60 per litre to BDS $3.56 per litre, a reduction of 0.04 cents.  The price of diesel has decreased by 11 cents per […]

Consumers to pay less for gasoline and diesel

Effective midnight tonight, the price of gasoline and diesel will decrease, while that of kerosene and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) will remain unchanged. The price of gasoline will be adjusted from BDS $3.71 per litre to BDS $3.60 per litre, a reduction of 0.11 cents. The price of diesel will decrease by 0.17 cents, moving […]

Residents urged to help Barbados become carbon neutral

Barbadians are being urged to lend a hand as the island’s aspires to become carbon neutral by 2030. Minister of Energy and Water Resources Wildfred Abrahams made the call during his opening remarks at  Energy Expo at Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. The expo, an initiative of CARICOM energy month, is being executed under the Disaster Risk […]

Barbados making strides in renewable energy

Barbados is making strides towards becoming fully powered but renewable energy and Williams Industries is leading the way. “We are saving the island from having to export foreign exchange and we are saving the CO2 going into the atmosphere,” Chairman of Williams Industries, Ralph Bizzy Williams said. He was speaking at the Energy Expo hosted by […]

Prominent businessman criticizes regional governments’ red tape

Prominent businessman, Ralph ‘Bizzy’ Williams has criticized regional governments for their red tape on developmental projects. Williams said regional authorities need to change their mindset and legislation if they want the alternative energy sector to blossom. During an address at the University of West Indies Cave Hill Alumini Symposium on the developmental needs of the […]

Petroleum prices go up

There will be an increase in the prices of gasoline, kerosene and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) from midnight tonight. However, the price for diesel will remain unchanged at $3.20 per litre. Gasoline will now be sold at $3.91 per litre, up from $3.89, an increase of two cents; while kerosene will now cost $1.54 per […]