Update: June 2, 2008:
Oil has gone up to $127 per barrel as of today. Last week it was at $135 per barrel.
Gas in Puerto Rico is currently averaging at $.987 per liter x 3.8= $3.7506 per gallon
In Europe, where a decades-old policy of heavily taxing oil products has resulted in gasoline and diesel retailing for $8 to $11 dollars a gallon, protests, blockades, and strikes by fishermen, farmers and truck drivers broke out across the continent last week.
NEW YORK – Gasoline held steady near an average $3.98 a gallon at the pump Monday as a recent slide in oil futures stalled gas’ advance to the $4 mark. Oil prices, meanwhile, rose on concerns about heating oil supplies and after an OPEC official said there’s no need for the cartel to pump more oil.
This is a translation of the Spanish article:
Imminent increase in gasoline ( in Puerto Rico )
(AP) – The increase in the price of oil, which today reached the dreaded mark of
$ 100, could be reflected at the pump in the country in about three days, said Carlos Crespo, a former president of the Association of Petrol Retailers.
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