Govt Increases Fuel Prices

  • fuel pumps at a petrol station. Govt announced increased fuel prices Twitter
  • The government, through the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA), on Saturday, September 14, announced a rise in fuel prices that will take effect from September 15 to October 14, 2019.

    Having taken into account the weighted average cost of imported refined petroleum products, EPRA increased the maximum allowed petroleum pump prices across the country, compared to the previous period.

    Following the new directive, Super Petrol & Diesel are to increase by Ksh 0.28 per litre and Ksh 2.44 per litre respectively.

    Image of the Press Release Issued by EPRA September 14, 2019
    Image of the Press Release Issued by EPRA September 14, 2019

    Kerosene prices, on the other hand, will decrease by Ksh 3.31 per litre.

    Super Petrol, Diesel and Kerosene will now retail at Ksh 112.81, Ksh 103.04 and Ksh 100.64 respectively in Nairobi starting midnight of September 14.

    These pump prices are inclusive of eight per cent VAT, in line with the provisions of the Finance Act 2018 and the revised rates for excise duty adjusted for inflation, as per Legal Notice No.109 of July 9, 2019.

    EPRA attributed the changes in prices to the average landed cost of imported Super Petrol decreasing by 0.22 per cent, from US$ 498.46 per cubic metre in July 2019 to US$ 497.36 per cubic metre in August 2019.

    Below are the fuel prices across the country.

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    New fuel prices across Kenya
    New fuel prices across Kenya. Diesel and petrol increased