Kenya’s retail fuel prices hit three-year high

NAIROBI – Kenya’s energy industry regulator on Tuesday increased retail prices for diesel, super petrol and kerosene in the latest review for November to mid-December, hitting a three-year high.

NAIROBI – Kenya’s energy industry regulator on Tuesday increased retail prices for diesel, super petrol and kerosene in the latest review for November to mid-December, hitting a three-year high.

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) said the prices of super petrol per liter will rise to $1.03, diesel to $0.94 and to $0.71 for kerosene.

ERC acting director general Pavel Robert Oimeke attributed the rise to increased international oil prices.

The new prices will mainly hurt motorists who depend on petrol and diesel for transport and low-income earners who heavily rely on kerosene for cooking and lighting.

Agencies

 

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