Acting PM says fuel prices will remain elevated for “foreseeable future”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Acting Prime Minister Chester Cooper yesterday encouraged Bahamian consumers and motorists to conserve energy and fuel as prices at the pump are expected to remain at elevated levels for the “foreseeable future”.

The prime minister and minister of economic affairs have been in active discussions with the petroleum retailers and stakeholders as fuel prices continue to creep up, coming in at over $7 on average, in some instances nearing $7.50.

While Cooper said he could not speak to the ongoing meetings, he offered advice to consumers.

“I would simply say to conserve,