Kenyans who use diesel to power their machines have a reason to smile after the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Commission revised the price per liter downwards by 2.18 shillings.
The price of super petrol has gone up by 0.72 shillings on every liter while that of kerosene has remained unchanged since “no cargo was dispatched at the Port of Mombasa between September 10, 2020, and October 9, 2020.
“The changes in this month’s price are a consequence of the average landed cost of imported super petrol increasing by 1.12 percent from 327.67 US dollars per cubic meter in August 2020, to 331.37 US Dollars per cubic meter in September 2020,” said EPRA.
The average landed cost of diesel, on the other hand, decreased by 5.42 percent from 329.88 US dollars per cubic meter to 311.99 US Dollars per cubic meter in the same period.
The Free On Board (FOB) price of Murban crude oil lifted in September 2020 was posted at 42.35 US dollars per barrel, a decrease of 7.41 percent from 45.74 US dollars per barrel in August 2020.
Over the same period, the mean monthly US dollar to the Kenyan shilling exchange rate depreciated by 0.62 percent from 107.93 shillings in August 2020 to 108.60 shillings in September 2020.
Motorists in Nairobi will pay 107.27 shillings for a liter of super petrol, 92.91 shillings for that of diesel while kerosene users will have to part with 83.73 shillings.
Those in Mombasa will have to part with 104.86 shillings for a liter of super petrol, 90.53 shillings for a liter of diesel, and those who use kerosene for heating and lighting will pay 81.37 shillings per liter.
Residents of Nakuru will pay 106.96 shillings per liter of super petrol, 92.85 shillings for diesel, and 83.69 shillings for kerosene. Those in Eldoret will pay 107.89 shillings for super petrol, 93.77 shillings for diesel, and 84.61 shillings for kerosene.
Motorists in Kisumu will have to part with 107.88 shillings for a liter of super petrol, 93.77 shillings for a liter of diesel, and 84.60 shillings for a liter of kerosene.