Fuel prices up again

By Nicholus Nduati

Kenyans will for the second month running bear the brunt of higher pump prices after the Energy Regulatory Commission revised up the cost of petroleum products.

Effective midnight, a liter of Super Petrol increases by 78 cents, diesel is up one shilling and 17 cents and kerosene goes up 77 cents.

A significant increase in the cost of fuel a month ago partly led to a consequent increase in the rate of inflation last month that hit 9 percent above the government’s target range of 7.5 percent.

According to ERC Director General Pavel Oimeke, the increase has been brought about by a consequent increase in the cost of the average landed cost of petroleum products.

Fuel will be cheapest in Mombasa where a liter of super petrol will cost Ksh 97.63, diesel retail at Ksh 87.04 and kerosene at Ksh 65.11.

In Nairobi, a liter of petrol will cost Ksh 101.05, diesel retail at Ksh 90.44 and kerosene cost Ksh 67.96.

At the lakeside city of Kisumu, a litre of petrol will cost Ksh 103.03, diesel at Ksh 92.61 and kerosene retail at Ksh 69.89.

Fuel will be most expensive in Mandera where a litre of super petrol will retail at Ksh 114.86, diesel at Ksh 104.24 and kerosene at Ksh 81.77.