Govt Increases Petrol Prices

  • A petrol station attendant pumping fuel into a car.
    A petrol station attendant pumping fuel into a car.
  • The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) on Wednesday, October 14, announced new fuel prices across the country. This comes barely two weeks after another increase in prices on Friday October 2.

    Motorists using petrol will have to dig deeper into their pockets after an increase of Ksh.0.72 while diesel engine car owners were relieved following a drop in prices. Kerosene prices remain unchanged.

    The prices were recalculated after taking into account the weighted average cost of imported refined petroleum products.

    File image of a petrol station
    An undated image of a petrol station in Nairobi.

    "Super Petrol increases by Ksh.0.72 per litre, while Diesel decreases by Ksh.2.18 per litre. 

    "The price of Kerosene remains unchanged since no cargo was discharged at the Port of Mombasa between 10th September 2020 and 9th October 2020 which is the pricing period defined by Legal Notice No. 26 of 2012," read a statement from EPRA.

    Super petrol will retail at Ksh.107.27, after the slashed prices, diesel will now be sold at Ksh. 92.91 while Kerosene will maintain its price at Ksh.83.73 in Nairobi.

    Motorists in Mombasa will pay Ksh.104.86 for petrol while Diesel will retail at Ksh.90.53 as Kerosene will be sold at Ksh. 81.37.

    In Nakuru, motorists will part with Ksh.106.96 for petrol, Ksh.92.83 for Diesel and Ksh.83.69 for Kerosene per litre.

    Eldoret residents will pay Ksh.84.61 for a litre of Kerosene, Ksh. 93.77 for Diesel and Ksh.107.89 for Petrol.

    A litre of Petrol in Kisumu will cost Ksh.107.88, Ksh. 93.77 for Diesel and Ksh. 84.60 for Kerosene after the new changes.

    EPRA explained why the changes in fuel prices were effected in just a span of two weeks.

    "The changes in this month's prices are as a consequence of the average landed cost of imported Super Petrol increasing by 1.12% from Ksh.35,600 per cubic metre in August 2020 to Ksh.36,000 per cubic metre in September 2020 and Diesel decreasing by 5.42% from Ksh.35,838 to Ksh.33,894 per cubic metre," read the statement.

    File image of a fuel attendant at work at a petrol station.
    File image of a fuel attendant at work at a petrol station.