NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 14 – The cost of super petrol and diesel remains largely unchanged for the next one month, after the Energy Regulatory Commission announced insignificant drops to the maximum recommended pump prices.
In a statement, the ERC says the price of super petrol in Nairobi came down by a marginal 4 cents and will now retail at Sh117.65 while diesel shed 93 cents a litre to trade at Sh106.44.
However, it is good news for many households across the country as the price of kerosene has plunged by Sh4.71 and will now retail at 83.83.
The ERC said the price of super and diesel remained stable despite high international prices because of the recent strong gains by the shilling.
The prices become effective at midnight and will remain in place until May 14.
“The average landed cost of imported kerosene increased by 7.22 percent from $1.116.96 per tonne in February 2013 to $1,116.05 per tonne in March 2013. Super petrol increased by 1.56 percent from $1,114.08 per tonne to $1,114.08 while the average landed costs of imported diesel increased marginally from US $1,008.21 in February 2013 to US$ 1,008.26 per tonne in March,” ERC said in a statement.
Motorists in Mombasa will purchase the fuel at the lowest prices, with a litre of petrol going at Sh114.38, diesel Sh103.21 while kerosene will retail at Sh81.03.
On the other hand, the commodity will retail at the highest prices in Mandera where a litre of super petrol will sell at Sh130.17, diesel Sh118.97 while kerosene will be sold at Sh96.35.
In Nakuru, super petrol will sell at Sh118.21, diesel sh107.25 and kerosene at Sh49.59 while in Kisumu super petrol will retail at Sh119.38, diesel Sh108.42 and kerosene at Sh90.31 a litre.