NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 14 – The Energy Regulatory Commission has revised upwards the maximum cost of fuel drivers will pay at the pump.
Super petrol has increased by Sh2.22 while diesel has gone up by Sh1.00 and kerosene by Sh0.94 per litre.
ERC says the move follows an increase in the landed cost of imported fuel.
Landing costs of imported petrol increased by August 7.48 percent while costs of imported diesel and kerosene went up by 1.48 percent and 0.72 percent respectively.
Starting midnight September 14, motorists in Nairobi will buy super Petrol at Sh98.30 per litre, diesel at Sh86.86 per litre and Sh64.36 per litre while in Mombasa, a litre of Super petrol will be sold at Sh95.08, diesel Sh83.63 and Kerosene Sh61.63 for the next one month.
In Nakuru, motorists will pay Sh99.04 for Super Petrol, Sh87.79 for diesel and Sh65.23 for kerosene per litre while Kisumu motorists, on the other hand, will part with Sh100.29 per litre for super petrol, Sh89.04 for diesel and Sh66.30 for kerosene.
Residents in Eldoret will part with Sh100.22 per litre of Super Petrol, Sh88.98 for diesel and Sh66.31 for kerosene.
“The free on board price of Murban crude oil lifted in August 2017was posted at US$51.60 per barrel an increase of 6.17 percent from US$48.60 per barrel in July 2017,” ERC says.
The period also experienced a 0.53 percent appreciation in the mean monthly US Dollar, Shilling exchange rate.