General — 23 October 2012 — by Adele Ramos

Drivers are feeling more of a pinch this week after the price of regular gasoline rose by 12 cents on the gallon on Sunday. The prices of premium gas and diesel, meanwhile, remain the same.

Pump prices are most expensive in Punta Gorda, where a gallon of regular gasoline is now $12.32, according to sources from King’s Texaco Service Station.

In Belize City, Shell One Stop and Texaco (Belchina), rebranding as Uno, have confirmed that a gallon of regular gas now costs $12.07.

Premium gasoline is approaching $13 a gallon in Belize City, but it has passed that mark in Punta Gorda, where consumers now pay $13.21 on the gallon.

The last major price change was recorded in August 2012.

According to September data from the Statistical Institute of Belize, gas prices increased on average by 9.5% over the span of August to September.

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