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Gas stations reopen to the public

The Association of Fuel Retailers in Dominica has taken a decision to resume selling fuel to the general public with immediate effect. The association had taken a decision to suspend its services from Friday, September 3, 2021, from 1 pm.

That caused a backlog of traffic as vehicle owners cued up trying to fill up their tanks.

The release issued today hereby advises the general public that they will resume operations from September 6, 2021, to give the
Government additional time to resolve the issues of the industry.
“The fuel retailers of Dominica have noted the revised SRO 26 effective September 6, 2021, extending opening hours of businesses and gas stations which will, in small part, assist in fuel volume recovery. However, it is important to note that this will not alleviate the present issue of losses being sustained in this industry due to the present model being used to determine price and margins. This needs to be revised if the sector is to survive.”

“We will continue to press upon the Ministry of Trade that some of our members are facing an additional crisis of fuel supply from September 12, 2021, onwards. This also requires urgent attention to avert any further disruptions in this critical sector.
The Association would like to commend the public for their patience as we all work to operate under a model which will give a sustainable and economically viable service to the public.”