Price of super petrol up in new ERC review


Price of super petrol up in new ERC review

In Summary

  • Super petrol will now be increased by Ksh.2.38, diesel by Ksh.3.11 and kerosene by Ksh.2.99 per litre; all inclusive of the 8% Value Added Tax (V.A.T) as provided by the Finance Act 2018.
  • Motorists from Mandera will now be the highest affected with super petrol going at Ksh. 130.97, diesel retailing at Ksh. 125.69 and kerosene at Ksh.124.68.
  • Their Wajir counterparts come a close second with super petrol at Ksh. 125.79, diesel at Ksh. 120.52 and Ksh. 119.51 for kerosene.

Kenyans will now be forced to pay more after the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) on Wednesday increased prices of petroleum products.

In a statement, super petrol will now be increased by Ksh.2.38, diesel by Ksh.3.11 and kerosene by Ksh.2.99 per litre; all inclusive of the 8% Value Added Tax (V.A.T) as provided by the Finance Act 2018.

This means Super petrol will retail at Ksh.118.11, Diesel Ksh.112.83 and Kerosene Ksh.111.83 in Nairobi. Mandera residents will now be the highest affected with super petrol going at Ksh. 130.97, diesel retailing at Ksh. 125.69 and kerosene at Ksh.124.68.

Wajir counterparts come a close second with super petrol at Ksh.125.79, diesel at Ksh. 120.52 and Ksh. 119.51 for kerosene.

“The changes in this month’s prices have been as a consequence of the average landed cost of the imported Super Petrol increasing by 4.02% from US$729.04 per ton in September 2018 to US$ 758.34 per ton in October 2018,” reads the statement from ERC Director General Pavel Oimeke.

“Diesel increasing by 5.84% from US$ 700.41 per ton to US$ 741.33 per ton and Kerosene increasing by 5.80% from US$ 721.64 per ton to US$ 763.47 per ton.”

Below are the new petroleum prices for other major Kenyan cities and towns:

Mombasa – Super petrol (Ksh.115.48), Diesel (Ksh. 110.21), Kerosene (Ksh.109.20)

Nairobi – Super petrol (Ksh.118.11), Diesel (Ksh.112.83), Kerosene (Ksh.111.83)

Nakuru – Super petrol (Ksh.115.57), Diesel (Ksh. 113.51), Kerosene (Ksh.112.50)

Eldoret – Super petrol (Ksh.119.57), Diesel (Ksh.114.50), Kerosene (Ksh.113.50)

Kisumu – Super petrol (Ksh.119.56), Diesel (Ksh.114.50), Kerosene (Ksh.113.49)

Machakos – Super petrol (Ksh.118.24), Diesel (Ksh.112.97), Kerosene (Ksh.111.96)

Naivasha – Super petrol (Ksh.118.89), Diesel (Ksh.113.84), Kerosene (Ksh.112.82)

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