NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 14 – The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has announced an increase in petroleum prices for the next 30 days, as Super Petrol is set to retail Sh4.39 higher per litre, diesel will increase by Sh3.97 while Kerosene’s price will increase by 2.54 per litre.
According to ERC Director General Engineer Joseph Ng’ang’a, the hike was as a result of the average landed cost of imported Super Petrol increasing by 5.11 percent from US$669.15 per ton in April to US$703.37 per ton in May.
The case is the same for Diesel whose average landed cost during the same period increased by 3.61 per cent from US$581.49 per ton to US$602.46 per ton. Similarly, the average landed cost of imported Kerosene during the same period increased by 3.25 per cent from US$613.22 per ton to US$633.13 per ton.
In Nairobi, the maximum pump price of Super petrol is Sh97.28, while the price of automotive diesel is Sh83.31 and Kerosene will be selling at Sh61.78. Across the country, in Mombasa, Super Petrol will be selling at Sh93.95, while automotive diesel will sell at Sh80.02 with Kerosene selling at Sh59.04. Nakuru on the other hand will have Super Petrol selling at Sh97.99, while automotive diesel will sell at Sh84.22 and Kerosene will sell at Sh62.61.
The increase in prices will take effect starting Monday to the fourteenth of next month.
“Members of the public can obtain the latest petroleum prices in major towns by sending an SMS to with the word ‘Price’ and name of major town to 0707667623,” Ng’ang’a said in a statement.
He also cautioned petroleum marketing companies and dealers against selling petroleum products above the maximum prices published by the commission.
“Any party that contravenes this requirement is liable to a fine of up to Sh1millon and or the withdrawal of operating license,” he added.
Dealers can also contact the commission to verify the authenticity of the people inspecting their stations.