Petroleum products’ prices up

Residents of the remote towns of Lugufu and Ruberwa in Kigoma and Kagera regions, respectively, will have to dig deeper into their pockets to buy fuel due to increased prices of the products.

According to just released indicative by the Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA), the retail prices for petrol, diesel and kerosene have increased by 13/-, 44/- and 8/- per litre, respectively.

Following the new increment, petrol, diesel and kerosene now cost 2,339/-, 2,280/- and 2,205/- per litre, respectively, at Lugufu town in Uvinza district, Kigoma region as compared to 2,326/- , 2,236/- and 2,266/- prices published in July.

The retail prices for petrol, diesel and Kerosine at Ruberwa town in Kyerwa district jumped to 2,333/-, 2,274/- and 2,199/- per litre from the previous 2,320/-, 2,230/- and 2,160/- of the previous period.

While residents in the two towns and few other areas in the borders are obliged to pay high prices for fuel, their Dar es Salaam counterparts will enjoy relatively low prices for the petroleum products.

The new prices of petrol, diesel and kerosene in Dar es Salaam are 2,096/-, 2,037/- and 1,962/-. The high prices for fuel that most of the remote regions along the country’s borders particularly with Burundi and Rwanda pay will drive up transport costs and increase the prices of almost all goods and services.

The situation could be translated negatively on the increased cost of living of the people, rendering their economic activities, agriculture and businesses in particular, unprofitable.
Source: Daily News, reported from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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