, NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 5 – The company behind the Shell brand, Vivo Energy Kenya, has announced a pump price reduction of “Shell Diesel Extra” by an average of Sh3 per litter, just a day after National Oil made a similar market offer.
Customers will enjoy the reduced pump prices across the 100 Shell branded service stations country wide.
Within the respective parts of the country, the maximum diesel prices applicable will be Sh100.7 a litre in Mombasa mainland, down from Sh104.1; Nairobi Sh104.2 down from Sh107.3, Western Kenya Sh106 from Sh108.1 and Sh107.7 in Eldoret, down from Sh109.3.
The reduction will apply at all Shell service stations until the next Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) price review expected on April 14.
“The customer is at the heart of Vivo Energy and with every investment and business decision we make, we are conscious of how it will affect our customers. Today’s reduction is one amongst many other benefits that our customers will be enjoying,” Vivo Energy Kenya Managing Director Polycarp Igathe said.
On Thursday, National Oil also adjusted its diesel prices downwards by Sh2 a litre.
The price reduction by the State Corporation was targeted at benefiting farmers considering the planting period in many parts of the country following the recent onset of the long rains season.