Gas in Puerto Rico
Who does Puerto Rico get their gas from? They pay roughly the same there as people pay in the states.
How come we can not get the kind of deal they have?
Any thoughts on this
I don't have broad knowledge of PR gas prices, but these thoughts come to mind: PR has economies of scale that we don't. PR seems to have less collusion than STX does, since PR gas stations offer different prices per gallon. Local taxes can have a big effect on the price per gallon.
Larger population, more storage facilities, ability to purchase larger quantities come to mind.
I'm grateful to be paying 30¢ less per gallon ($4.289 down from $4.589) and hope the downward price trend continues. I look enviously at the closed Domino gas station at the beginning of Polyberg Hill, proclaiming the price of $3.03 per gallon from a few years ago.
What's STX paying these days?
I am sure no one cares but as someone who has lived on both the mainland and on St.Croix for 40 years, I can tell you that until recently - not long before the refinery closed, the price of gas on St.Croix was much cheaper than the mainland. For a long time it was maybe half the mainland price and was consistently over a dollar less in the 2000's. True almost everything else costs more but we in St.Croix benefited for a very long time from having a refinery on the island.