Pain for Poor Households as Kerosene Fuel Rises by Ksh 5.05

By Vera Shawiza / November 14, 2017

Costly Christmas Season for Kenyans as Fuel Prices Soar

Households are set to pay more for fuel after Kerosene prices increased by 5.05 shillings to 71.23 shillings in Nairobi, according to the new pump prices from the Energy and Regulatory Commission (ERC).

The increase, according to ERC, is as a result of an increase in the landed cost for Super Petrol by 1.42 percent in September. Diesel up by 6.31 percent and Kerosene 8.12 percent.

“Taking into account the weighted average cost of imported refined petroleum products, the changes in the maximum allowed petroleum pump prices in Nairobi are as follows: Super Petrol, Diesel and Kerosene increases by 1.03 shillings, 3.70 shillings and 5.05 shillings per litre respectively,” read a statement from ERC.

A litre for Super Petrol has increased by 1.03 shillings to 102.7 shillings while diesel has gone up by 3.70 shillings to 92.41 shillings.

In October, Super Petrol, diesel and kerosene increased by 3.37 shillings, 1.85 shillings and 1.82 shillings per litre respectively in Nairobi.

The landed cost of super petrol, diesel and kerosene increased by 7.42, 6.13 and 4.76 percent respectively between August and September.

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