By Margaret Kalekye/Lynace Mwashigadi
The price of super petrol has increased by Sh 1.81 per litre in prices released by the Energy Regulatory Commission released Saturday.
Diesel and Kerosene have dropped by Sh2.99 and Sh0.12 respectively.
The new prices will take effect from midnight and will remain in force until the next price review expected on February 14th.
According to the Energy Regulatory Commission, small margin rise of prices has been occasioned by a global surge in crude prices even as the shilling remained stable against the dollar.
The changes in this month’s prices were a consequence of the average landed cost of imported Super Petrol increasing from US$ 503.93 per ton in November 2016 to US$ 530.24 per ton in December 2016 at the port of Mombasa.
The average landed cost of Diesel decreased from US$ 478.11 per ton to US$ 446.84 per ton while that of Kerosene decreased from US$ 500.45 per ton to US$ 487.91 per ton.
Diesel decreased from US$ 478.11 per ton to US$ 446.84 per ton while that of Kerosene decreased from US$ 500.45 per ton to US$ 487.91 per ton.
The hardest hit area will be Mandera residents who will be forced to pay 109 shillings and 82 cents per litre. Mombasa residents will pay 92.6 shillings litre.
Nairobi residents will pay for the same litre of petrol at 96 shillings and 01 cent from 94 shillings and 20 cents.
The prices which will be enforced until 14th February will see a reprieve for poor household consumers as the price of kerosene commonly used for cooking and lighting decreases by 12 cents.
Consumers in Nairobi and Mombasa will pay Sh 63.44 and Sh 60.60 for Kerosene respectively
In Nakuru, Eldoret and Kisumu, the commodity will be sold at Sh 96.76, Sh 97.94 and Sh98.01 shillings respectively.