St. Kitts – Nevis Cooking Gas Prices Low By Comparison
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
November 18, 2008 (CUOPM)
The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis continues to subsidise Liquefied Petroleum Gas (cooking gas) making it cheaper for householders than all the Eastern Caribbean islands with the exception of Antigua.
Cooking gas is the cheapest in Antigua, but costs twice as much in Anguilla than in St. Kitts.
With the exception of Antigua, the cost of a 20-pound tank, ranges from EC$30 in St. Kitts to EC$59 in Anguilla and the 100-pound tank from EC$140 in St. Kitts to EC$220 in Anguilla.
The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) figures indicate that the 20-pound cooking gas costs EC$20.95 in Antigua; EC$30 in St. Kitts; EC$33 in St. Lucia; EC$34.17 in Dominica; EC$35 in Montserrat; EC$37 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines; EC$43.81 in Grenada and EC$59 in Anguilla. In Nevis, it is EC$31.
The 100-pound cooking gas costs EC$108 in Antigua; EC$140 in St. Kitts; EC$163 and EC$173.50 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines; EC$175 in Montserrat; EC$210 in St. Lucia; EC$215.50 in Dominica; EC$216.55 in Grenada and EC$220 in Anguilla. A 100-pound tank of cooking gas costs EC$160 in Nevis.