Dominican Republic
3.1 Dominican Republic Fuel

Fuel Overview

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce & MSME’s (MICM) formulates policies related to fuel market regulations. It controls and monitors the implementation of these policies in compliance with the rules regulations and provisions governing this market, due to its importance and role in the Dominican economy. It is also the MICM’s duty to calculate through a specific pricing formula, the import parity price of fuels approved for diverse uses and circulation in the country which is based on international reference prices that are reported on a daily basis and tracked in that same frequency, thus resulting in domestic prices after taxes and other regulations, which end up setting up the fuel’s prices in the national market, these are weekly reported to the public by mass communication media every Friday. Through its Fuels Directorate, the MICM receives, analyses and recommends – prior to commissioning – any request for import, storage, production, packaging, refining, purification, mixing, processing, transformation, transportation, distribution and marketing of fuels verifying that it complies with applicable technical and quality standards, taking into account the standards of environmental protection and ecological protection.

The fuel supply to Dominican Republic is through imports by the State that goes by a process of refinery and delivery to distribution companies, regulated by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce & MSME’s, who sets prices weekly by mandate.

Because of the nature of the country’s weather, mainly hurricane season, fuel provision suffers, as transportation is unable to reach final destinations and supply reserves on local stations.

For more information on government, please see the following links: 4.1 Government Contact List.

Fuel Pricing

The official retail price of fuel in the Dominican Republic fluctuates; it’s fixed each Friday and is regulated by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce & MSME’s (MICM).

Fuel Prices as of: May 30th - June 5th 2020

 (Local currency and USD - $) Exc. Rate May 2020: USD 1 = DOP 55.73

Premium Gas

DOP 186.6 = USD 3.35 (per gallon)

Regular Gas

DOP 172.00 = USD 3.09 (per gallon)

Optimal Gasoil

DOP 126.90 = USD 2.28 (per gallon)

Regular Gasoil

DOP 138.60 = USD 2.49 (per gallon)


DOP 97.50 = USD 1.75 (per gallon)


DOP 120.40 = USD 2.16 (per gallon)

Fuel Oil

DOP 86.60 = USD 1.55 (per gallon)

Fuel Oil 1%

DOP 95.30 = USD 1.71 (per gallon)

Petroleum Liquid Gas (GLP)

DOP 99.40 = USD 1.78 (per gallon)

Natural Gas (GNL - GNC)

DOP 28.97 = USD 0.52 (per cubic meter)

Seasonal Variations 

Seasonal Variations

Are there national priorities in the availability of fuel? (i.e. are there restrictions or priorities for the provision of fuel such as to the military?)


Is there a rationing system?


Is fuel to lower income / vulnerable groups subsidized?


Can the local industry expand fuel supply to meet humanitarian needs?


Is it possible for a humanitarian organization to directly contract a reputable supplier / distributor to provide its fuel needs?

There are fuel filling companies that have reserves and can access the requirements of the humanitarian community, with the support of the SSSI.

At present NGOs such as CARITAS, FUNDASEP and other fuel are provided directly from major distributors, where fixed by agreement between an operating part marketing process.

Fuel Transportation

The internal transportation of fuel products is carried out by land with tankers. The transportation infrastructure and fleet sufficient to handle current domestic needs as well as increased demand from the humanitarian community. Large fuel companies own their fleet of trucks and local consignees that can give shuttle service on demand.

Standards, Quality and Testing

Industry Control Measures

Do tanks have adequate protection against water mixing with the fuel?


Are there filters in the system which monitor where fuel is loaded into aircraft?


Is there adequate epoxy coating of tanks on trucks?


Is there a presence of suitable firefighting equipment?


Standards Authority

Is there a national or regional standards authority?


If yes, please identify the appropriate national and/or regional authority.

If yes, are the standards adequate/properly enforced?

Testing Laboratories

Are there national testing laboratories?


Fuel Quality Testing Laboratory




Ángel de León, (Laboratory Manager)


Socorro Sanchez No. 9 Gazcue


809-722-7306 (Telephone)


Standards Used

These tests must meet the international technical specifications accepted in the industries of the oil sector and petroleum products such as ISO, ANSI, API, ASME, API, ASTM, NFPA among others.



Fuel Quality Testing Laboratory 2


Altol Dominicana, S.A.©.


Pablo Tillero (Operations & General Director)


Calle Pablo Pumarol, No. 2. Esquina Nicolás Ureña de Mendoza, Sector Los Prados

Santo Domingo

Telephone and Fax

809-566-5002 (Telephone) 

809-473-4077 (Fax)


Standards Used

These tests must meet the international technical specifications accepted in the industries of the oil sector and petroleum products such as ISO, ANSI, API, ASME, API, ASTM, NFPA among others.


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