By Alexis R. Milan
The Belize Bureau of Standards Supplies Control Unit has announced that as of January 17th, liquid petroleum gas (LPG) or butane will sell for under a dollar a pound.
The new price per 100-pound cylinder of LPG imported by Belize Gas Limited and Western Gas Company Limited from PEMEX in Mexico is $92 in Belize City, down from $104. The cost in Belmopan and San Ignacio is now $94, in Benque Viejo del Carmen the price is $95. In Orange Walk, Corozal, Dangriga and Punta Gorda the new prices are now $93, $92, $96 and $96 respectively. All districts saw a $12 decrease.
A 100-pound cylinder of LPG imported by Belize Western Energy Limited, Southern Choice Butane, Zeta Gas and Gas Tomza Limited is now $90 in Belize City down from $101. In Belmopan and San Ignacio, the new price is $92 and $93 in Benque Viejo del Carmen. In Orange Walk, Corozal, Dangriga and Punta Gorda the respective prices are now $91, $90, $94 and $95.
The domestic price on a 100-pound cylinder of LPG distributed by Belize Natural Energy Limited at depots in Burrell Boom, San Ignacio, Belmopan, Benque Viejo Del Carmen and Punta Gorda is set at $96.