Kenyans to pay more for fuel as ERC adjusts up pump prices

Written By: Judith Akolo
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Kenyans to pay more for fuel as ERC adjusts up pump prices
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Kenyans will pay more for fuel after the Energy Regulatory Commission adjusted up pump prices of petroleum products in the latest month review.

A liter of Super Petrol has been increased by two shillings and 38 cents, diesel is up by three shillings and 11 cents while kerosene has been increased by two shillings and 99 cents.

A weak shilling continues to have a hit on fuel prices in Kenya.

The mean monthly US$ exchange rate to the shilling depreciated by 0.28% from Ksh 100.86 to the dollar to 101.16 per US$.

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This coupled with an 8 percent VAT as well as higher landed price of petroleum products has seen the ERC in its latest monthly fuel review adjust up all the three categories of fuels.

The cost of a liter of Super Petrol has been increased by Kshs 2.38, Diesel is up Kshs 3.11 and Kerosene has been increased by Kshs 2.99.

Petroleum products will be cheapest in Mombasa where a liter of Super Petrol will retail at Kshs 115.48, Diesel at Kshs 110.21 while Kerosene will retail at kshs 109.20.

In Nairobi Super petrol will retail at Kshs 118.11, Diesel at ksh 112.83 while Kerosene will retail at Ksh 111.83 per liter.

In Nakuru, a liter of super petrol will cost Kshs 118.57, Diesel at Ksh 113.51 while Kerosene will be Ksh 112.50.

Fuel will be most expensive in Mandera where a liter of Super Petrol will retail at Ksh 130.97, Diesel at Kshs 125.69 while Kerosene will retail at Ksh 124.68.

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