Fuel prices increased by close to KSh6 per litre in new ERC pricing

The energy regulator announced super petrol, diesel and kerosene in Nairobi will increase by KSh5.43, KSh2.24 and KSh2.40 per litre respectively

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Motorists and households will have to dig deeper into their pockets after the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority formerly known as Energy Regulatory Commission announced increased fuel prices.

The energy regulator announced super petrol, diesel and kerosene in Nairobi will increase by KSh5.43, KSh2.24 and KSh2.40 per litre respectively.

The new prices will be in force from 15th May to 14th June 2019.

The ERC said the prices increase have been as a consequence of the average landed cost of imported Super Petrol increasing by 11.39 per cent from US$620.54 per tonne in March 2019 to US$624.54 per tonne in April, 2019.

In Nairobi, the new prices for Super Petrol, Diesel and Kerosene are now KSh112.03, Sh104.37 and KSh104.62 respectively.

In Mombasa, the new prices for Super Petrol, Diesel and Kerosene are now KSh109.38, KSh101.75 and KSh101.99 respectively.

In Kisumu, the new prices for Super Petrol, Diesel and Kerosene are now KSh113.50, KSh106.07 and KSh106.32 respectively.

The pump prices are inclusive of 8% VAT in line with the provisions of the Finance Act, 2018.