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Re: Fuel dock prices
Capta what I don’t understand is why marine diesel is cheaper in the northern windwards than Grenada/Trinidad region? Is it Venezuela’s ongoing tragedy? Does Sol use different sources depending on which island.
I believe it all comes from Venezuela (though I'm not positive) and that SVG and Grenada buy directly. St Lucia has a huge fuel depot and they could be middlemen supplying the Leewards, using higher quantities to keep the prices lower? Each island group is now taxing fuel, so that can help with price differences.
Trinidad was forced by the EC (this is fact) to raise their marine fuel dock prices to cut down on very cheap untaxed fuel in the EC. If any sailboat could carry 50 to 100+ Trini gallons which they could sell in the EC, they could make a nice profit every now and then.
Um. I suppose those people who post on here looking for income while cruising could go to Venezuela with a few drums and make money that way? There you go, problem solved, as long as you are in the eastern Caribbean! easy money
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