Petrol, diesel and kerosene prices up

Prices of all fuel products have increased by an average of two per cent from today, the Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (Ewura) announced yesterday.

Petroleum prices have risen by Sh55.14 per litre over previous indicative prices, while diesel prices have increased by Sh39 per litre.

On the other hand, kerosene prices have increased by Sh33 per litre but will vary from one place to another depending on transport, a statement released by Ewura said yesterday.

In Dar es Salaam a litre of petrol will be sold at Sh2,049 while that of diesel will be sold at Sh1,989.

According to the statement, a litre of kerosene will be sold at Sh2,026.  In Arusha a litre of petrol will be sold for Sh2,133, that of diesel for Sh2,073 and kerosene for Sh2,110.  The statement said in Mwanza a litre of petrol will be sold for Sh2,199, diesel for Sh2,139 and kerosene for Sh2,176.

It said in Mbeya a litre of petrol will be sold at Sh2,156, diesel at Sh2,096 and kerosene at Sh2,133.

“Oil marketing companies are free to sell their products at a price that gives them competitive advantage, provided that such price does not exceed the cap price for the relevant product,” said the statement.

It further said that in Dodoma petrol will be sold for Sh2,108 per litre, diesel for Sh2,048 and kerosene for Sh2,085 per litre.

In Iringa a litre of petrol, diesel and kerosene will be sold for Sh2,113, Sh2,053 and Sh2,090 respectively, according to the statement.  In the lakeside town of Bukoba petrol, diesel and kerosene will be sold at Sh2,264, Sh2,204 and Sh2,241 a litre respectively, the statement added.
Source: The Citizen,

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