The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) has announced an increase in fuel prices, effective from 15th May to 14th June. The latest announcement highlights the strain faced by Kenyans, with fuel prices having adverse effects to both motorists and homes.
Super Petrol has increased by Kshs 5.43 per litre, Diesel has increased by Kshs 2.24 per litre and Kerosene has increased by Kshs 2.40 per litre. With Nairobi used as an example, Super Petrol will now retail at Kshs 112.03, Diesel will retail at Kshs 104.37 and Kerosene at Kshs 104.62.
The price increase has been attributed to the average landed cost of imported Super Petrol increasing by 11.39% from US$ 620.54 per ton in March this year to US$ 691.25 in April, the average landed cost of imported Diesel increased by 2.75% from US$ 624.51 per ton to US$ 641.67 per ton, and the average landed cost of imported Kerosene increasing by 2.00% from US$ 662.55 per ton to US$ 675.82 per ton.