Kenyans will continue feeling the bite of a strained economy after the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) Kenya announced an increase in Super Petrol, Diesel and Kerosene prices. In a statement on Friday, EPRA said Super Petrol, Diesel and Kerosene prices increase by Kshe 3.47 per litre, Kshs 2.76 per litre, and Kshs 18.20 per litre respectively.
In Nairobi, the prices of Super Petrol, Diesel, Kerosene are Kshs 103.95 per litre, Kshs 94.63 per litre, Kshs 83.65 per litre respectively, up from Kshs 100.48, Kshs 91.87 and Kshs 65.45 per litre in July. The prices are effective from 15th August to 14th September 2020.
EPRA noted that the changes in this month’s prices are as a consequence of the average landed cost of imported Super Petrol increasing by 14.18% from US$ 279.58 per cubic metre in June 2020 to US$ 319.23 per cubic metre in July 2020. Diesel increased from US$ 302.15 per cubic metre to US$ 333.27 per cubic metre and Kerosene increasing by 127.87% from US$ 126.39 per cubic metre to US$ 288.01 per cubic metre.