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ERC has attributed the changes in super petrol to the increase in the average landed cost of the imported commodity which went up by 0.94 percent to US$568.92 per ton in April 2017/FILE


Kenyans to pay more for fuel after EPRA Hikes prices

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 14- Motorists in Nairobi will from midnight dig deep in their pockets to buy Super Petrol after its price increased by Sh3.47 per litre to retail at Sh103.95 tfor the next one month.

This follows a new review of fuel pump prices by the Energy and Petroleum and Regulatory Authority, which also increased the prices of diesel and kerosene by Sh2.76 and Sh18.20 respectively.

This will now see diesel and kerosene trade at Sh94.63 and 83.65 respectively.

EPRA Director General Pavel Oimeke attributed the prices because of average landed costs of imported super petrol, diesel and kerosene.

“ The changes in this month’s fuel prices are as a consequence of the average landed costs of imported Super Petrol increasing by 14.8 percent from US$279.58 per cubic metre in June 2020 to US$319.23 per cubic meter in July 2020 and Diesel increasing by 10.30 percent from US$302.15 per cubic meter to US$333.27 per cubic meter, “the regulator said in a statement.

In Mombasa, Super petrol will retail at Sh101.57, diesel by Sh92.26 and kerosene by Sh81.29 per litre.

Motorists in Kisumu will now pay Sh104.62 for Super Petrol, Sh95.49 for Diesel and Sh84.54 for Kerosene.

In Nakuru they will pay Sh103.70 for super petrol, Sh94.57 for diesel and Sh83.62 for kerosene per litre.

Subsequently, those in Eldoret, will pay Sh104.62 for petrol, Sh95.49 for diesel and Sh84.54 for kerosene.

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