In exercise of the powers conferred by the Price and Distribution of Goods Act (Cap 161), approval was granted for changes to be made to the prices of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), with effect from Monday 7th August, 2017 as detailed below.
Maximum retail prices for LPG Cylinders as of 7th August 2017
|LPG||Area I||Area II||Area III||Area IV|
|22 lb (Petrocaribe)||$33.50||$34.50||$35.50||$38.50|
|95 lb (Petrocaribe)||$145.00||$145.00||$145.00||$166.00|
Retail prices reflect the average spot prices in the months of March, April and May 2017. As such, subsequent price changes will reflect average spot prices in the months after May 2017.
Area I: means Kingstown to Campden Park, and Kingstown to Arnos Vale
Area II: means beyond Campden Park to Keartons, and Villa to Langley Park.
Area III: means beyond Langley Park to Fancy, beyond Keartons to Richmond.
Area IV: means Grenadines
Under the Price and Distribution of Goods Act (Cap 161), no person shall sell, buy or agree to sell or buy any goods at a price greater than the maximum fixed price of that good.
Any person who contravenes this provision is guilty of an offence and liable to a fine of not less than fifteen hundred dollars but not more than three thousand dollars, (this is in the case of a first offence).
In the case of a second or subsequent offence, within twelve calendar months, the individual is liable to a fine of not less than three thousand dollars but not more than fifteen thousand dollars.
Also under this Act, sellers are obligated to provide to customers, once requested, a receipt or delivery slip showing the date of sale, quantity and type (20lb, 22lb, etc.) of LPG cylinder sold, and the price charged. Any person who contravenes or fails to comply with this provision is guilty of an offence.