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DLCA Survey: Gasoline Prices Fall 36 Cents On St. Croix Compared To Last Month

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CHRISTIANSTED – The price for the cheapest gasoline on St. Croix has fallen 36 cents compared to last month, according to the latest survey of gas stations by the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs.

The lowest price on island is $2.679 per gallon for self-service regular unleaded gasoline, the DLCA report indicates. Two service stations on St. Croix currently have that price.

Five Corners Service Station at 1-C Little Princesse and the In & Out Service Station at #58 Estate Glynn each have regular gasoline priced at $2.679 per gallon, the DLCA survey completed November 19 said.

In all, DLCA surveyed 29 gas stations on St. Croix, most had their price pegged at $2.699 for regular, $3.459 for premium and $3.599 for diesel.

The prices for premium gasoline and diesel have remained the same compared to last month.

The Virgin Islands Free Press will publish the weekly findings of the DLCA gas survey as a consumer service to its readers.

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John McCarthy

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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