January agony fuelled with higher gas prices

January 14, 2014
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In Nairobi, a litre of super petrol will retail at Sh110.59, diesel at Sh104.73, while kerosene will cost Sh85.07 a litre for the next 30 days/FILE
In Nairobi, a litre of super petrol will retail at Sh110.59, diesel at Sh104.73, while kerosene will cost Sh85.07 a litre for the next 30 days/FILE
NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 14 – The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has announced an increase in the price of super petrol by Sh1.31, diesel by 21 cents and kerosene by Sh2 in its monthly review.

In Nairobi, a litre of super petrol will retail at Sh110.59, diesel at Sh104.73, while kerosene will cost Sh85.07 a litre for the next 30 days.

The commission says the increase in pump prices was attributed the average higher cost of imported products, despite a stable exchange rate in the month of December.

“In accordance with Legal Notice No. 196, The Energy (Petroleum Pricing) Regulations, 2010, ERC has calculated the maximum retail pump prices of petroleum products which will be in force from January 15 to February 15,” ERC acting Director General Dr Frederick Nyang said in a statement.

Motorists in Mombasa will continue to purchase the commodity at the lowest prices, with a litre of super petrol going for Sh107.23, diesel at Sh101.39 and kerosene Sh82.28.

In Nakuru, customers will spend Sh111.23 on super petrol, Sh105.58 on diesel and Sh85.83 on kerosene while in Kisumu, super petrol will cost Sh112.44, diesel Sh106.79 and kerosene will sell at Sh86.85.

Mandera motorists will continue to buy fuel at the highest price in comparison to other towns, where a litre of super petrol will sell at Sh124.40, Sh118.54 for diesel and kerosene going for Sh85.83.

“As always, the oil marketing companies are encouraged to compete below the maximum prices,” Dr Nyang said.

During last month’s review, ERC increased the price of super petrol by 28 cents to cap at Sh109.28, diesel by 41 to Sh104.52 while kerosene was increased by Sh1.27 to Sh83.07.

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