Petrol, diesel prices go down further in new review

By Brian Okoth On Thu, 14 May, 2020 17:15 | < 1 min read
The price of fuel has gone down in new reviews announced Thursday by the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA). [PHOTO | FILE]
The energy regulatory authority has increased the price of super petrol. [PHOTO | FILE]
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    In Nairobi, a litre of super petrol will retail at Ksh83.33, diesel will go for Ksh78.37 whereas kerosene will cost Ksh79.77 per litre.

The cost of a litre of super petrol has decreased by Ksh9.54, whereas that of diesel has gone down by Ksh19.19 in the May-June review by the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA).

The cost of a litre of kerosene has, however, increased by Ksh2.49.

“The changes in this month’s prices are as a consequence of the average landed cost of imported super petrol decreasing by 38.94% from US$309.03 per cubic metre in March 2020 to US$188.07 per cubic metre in April 2020; diesel decreasing by 44. 04% from US$432.70 per cubic metre to US$242.13 per cubic metre,” EPRA said in a press release Thursday, May 14.

The average landed cost of imported kerosene remained the same in March and April — US$262.44 per cubic metre.

In Nairobi, a litre of super petrol will retail at Ksh83.33, diesel will go for Ksh78.37 whereas kerosene will cost Ksh79.77 per litre.

In Mombasa, one litre of super petrol will cost Ksh80.85, diesel will retail at Ksh75.88, while kerosene will be sold at Ksh77.29 per litre.

In Kisumu, motorists will have to part with Ksh84.19 for a litre of super petrol, Ksh79.37 for a litre of diesel and Ksh80.77 for a litre of kerosene.

In Nakuru, one litre of super petrol will cost Ksh83.22, whereas diesel will go for Ksh78.41 and kerosene will retail at Ksh79.81.

In Eldoret, a litre of super petrol will be sold at Ksh84.20, while diesel will cost Ksh79.38 and kerosene will go for Ksh80.78.

In last month’s review (April-May) , EPRA revised the cost of super petrol downwards by Ksh18 per litre while diesel and kerosene reduced by Ksh4.09 per litre and Ksh18.18 per litre respectively.

The new prices announced on May 14 will remain in place between May 15 and June 14.

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