NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 14-The cost of super petrol has increased this month and will now retail Sh100.48 in Nairobi from mid-night to 14th August 2020.
According to the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority, the cost of Super Petrol has increased by Sh11.38 per litre while Diesel and Kerosene prices were also increased by Sh17.30 per litre and Sh2.98per litre respectively.
The commission has attributed the prices to reduced average landed costs of imported super petrol, diesel and kerosene.
“ The changes in this month’s fuel prices are as a result of the average landed costs of imported Super Petrol increasing by 12.64 percent from US$248.21 per cubic metre in May 2020 to US$279.58 per cubic meter in June 2020 and Diesel increasing by 32.16 percent from US$228.62 per cubic meter to US$302.15 per cubic meter, “the regulator said in a statement.
In Nairobi, the new prices for Diesel is now Sh91.87 shillings and that of Kerosene is Sh65.45. The coastal region will now retail Super Petrol, Diesel and Kerosene are now Sh90.40, Sh95.09, and Sh74.82 respectively.
In Kisumu, the new prices for Super Petrol, Diesel and Kerosene are now Sh98.11, Sh89.50, and Sh63.09.
Motorists in Nakuru will pay Sh100.26 for super petrol, Sh91.83 for diesel and Sh65.47 for kerosene per litre.
In Eldoret, motorists will pay Sh101.18 for petrol, Sh92.75 for diesel and Sh66.40 for kerosene.