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Hard times ahead as Petrol, Diesel, Kerosene prices hike

The Energy Regulatory Commission has announced new fuel pump prices that will see the cost of Super Petrol go up by Sh5.25, that of diesel by Sh5.52 and that of kerosene by 2.76.

In a price review effective from Monday, ERC raised the price for the second month in a row.

According to ERC, changes in this month’s prices have been as a consequence of the average landed cost of imported super petrol increasing by 9.14 percent from US$ 568.55 per tonne in February 2019 to US$ 620.54 per ton in March 2019.

In Nairobi, the new prices for Super Petrol, Diesel and Kerosene are now Sh106.60, Sh102.13 and Sh102.22 respectively.

Last month’s review saw Super Petrol, Diesel and Kerosene in Nairobi retailing at Sh101.35, Sh96.61 and Sh99.46 respectively.