Kenya's energy regulator increases diesel, petrol prices

NAIROBI, KENYA: Kenya's energy regulator has again hit motorists hard following a price increase of various fuel products.

The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) today increased the prices of Petrol and Diesel prices by Sh3.07 and Sh0.39 per litre respectively, Kerosene price is down by Sh0.34 a litre.

“The changes in this month’s prices have been as a consequence of the average landed cost of imported Super Petrol increasing by 4.54 per cent, diesel increasing by 0.52 per cent and kerosene decreasing by 0.43 per cent,” the authority said.

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The net effect of the latest fuel pump price hike is a likely spike in the cost of goods as well as fares charged by Public Service Vehicles.

The changes that will take effect midnight will see motorists in Nairobi paying Sh115.10 and Sh104.76  per liter for petrol and diesel respectively. Kerosene will retail at Sh104.28 per liter in the capital.

In Mombasa, petrol will retail at Sh112.45 per liter and diesel at Sh102.13 per liter and kerosene retailing at Sh101.65 per liter in the coastal city.

In Kisumu, super petrol and diesel will retail at Sh 116.56 per liter and Sh106.45 per liter respectively while kerosene will retail at Sh105.97 per liter in the Lake-side city.

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