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WHOLESALE HIKES FUEL PRICES AT THE PUMPS

This won't come as news to anyone who drives a motor vehicle, but for the record: Gas prices have gone up again on St. John, as well as St. Thomas.
The Licensing and Consumer Affairs Department, which surveys prices monthly, reports that the lowest price found on St. John for October was $1.78, for full-serve, regular gas, while on St. Thomas it was $1.71 for self-serve, regular. That compares with 96 cents on St. Croix for self-serve, regular, by the way.
In the October survey, the highest rate found on St. Thomas was $1.93, topped territorywide only by $1.99 on St. John. Both were for premium, full-service.
According to LCA, gasoline retailers have increased the pump rate by 5 to 10 cents a gallon in the last month, while wholesalers have hiked their prices 5 to 8 cents.
"The department is urging consumers to patronize service stations with the least-expensive price for gasoline," an LCA release states. For St. John, it cited the Enighed station for the best deals on both regular ($1.78) and premium ($1.85). For Thomas, it gave the best buys as Texaco Bovoni for regular, self-service ($1.71); Texaco Bovoni and Fast Stop for premium, self-service (both $1.82); Domino's Contant, Barbel Plaza and Sugar Estate stations for regular, full-service (all $1.70); and the same three Domino stations for premium, full-service (all $1.80).

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This won't come as news to anyone who drives a motor vehicle, but for the record: Gas prices have gone up again on St. John, as well as St. Thomas.
The Licensing and Consumer Affairs Department, which surveys prices monthly, reports that the lowest price found on St. John for October was $1.78, for full-serve, regular gas, while on St. Thomas it was $1.71 for self-serve, regular. That compares with 96 cents on St. Croix for self-serve, regular, by the way.
In the October survey, the highest rate found on St. Thomas was $1.93, topped territorywide only by $1.99 on St. John. Both were for premium, full-service.
According to LCA, gasoline retailers have increased the pump rate by 5 to 10 cents a gallon in the last month, while wholesalers have hiked their prices 5 to 8 cents.
"The department is urging consumers to patronize service stations with the least-expensive price for gasoline," an LCA release states. For St. John, it cited the Enighed station for the best deals on both regular ($1.78) and premium ($1.85). For Thomas, it gave the best buys as Texaco Bovoni for regular, self-service ($1.71); Texaco Bovoni and Fast Stop for premium, self-service (both $1.82); Domino's Contant, Barbel Plaza and Sugar Estate stations for regular, full-service (all $1.70); and the same three Domino stations for premium, full-service (all $1.80).