Kenyans will continue to pay more for fuel following the latest review of petroleum product prices by the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA).
In the latest review, the prices of Super Petrol, Diesel and Kerosene all went up by Ksh9.
Last month, the energy regulator had increased super petrol, diesel and kerosene prices by Ksh5 per litre.
According to EPRA, the average landed cost of imported Super Petrol increased by 5.96 per cent from $826.77 per cubic metre in April 2022 to $876.05 per cubic metre in May 2022 while diesel increased by 10.90 per cent from $899.36 per cubic metre to $997.35 per cubic metre. Kerosene decreased by 0.34 per cent from $908.66 per cubic metre to $905.60 per cubic metre.
The Free On board (FOB) price of Murban crude oil lifted in May 2022 was posted at $112.48 per barrel an increase of 19.67 per cent from $93.99 per barrel in April 2022.
EPRA, however, says that the government will utilise the Petroleum Development Levy (PDL) to cushion consumers from the otherwise high prices.
Following the increase, a litre of super petrol, diesel, and kerosene in Nairobi will now retail at Ksh159.12, diesel at Ksh140 and kerosene at Ksh127.94.
In Mombasa, a litre of petrol will be sold at Ksh156.86, diesel at Ksh137.76 and kerosene at Ksh125.69.
In Kisumu, a litre of petrol will go for Ksh159.53; diesel Ksh140.70 and kerosene Ksh128.66.
The prices announced will be in force from 15th June to 14th July 2022.