Fuel prices up as parts of Mombasa face shortage

Fuel prices to go up from midnight./PHOTO COURTESY

You will have to dig deeper in your pockets to purchase fuel from midnight.

According to the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA), pump prices for the period 15th August to 14th September have gone up.

According to the new prices, petrol, diesel and kerosene retail prices will increase by sh.3.47, sh.2.76 and sh.8.20 per litre, respectively.

“The increase is a result 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 increasing by 10.30% from US$ 302.15 per cubic metre to US$ 333.27 per cubic metre ,” said EPRA in a statement.

Those in Mombasa will from Saturday purchase Super petrol at sh.101.57, diesel at sh.92.26 and kerosene at sh.81.29 while those will Nairobi will part with sh.103.95 for super petrol, sh.94.63 for diesel and sh.83.65 for kerosene.

The new prices come even as part of Mombasa is facing fuel shortage following unstable flow of imports resulting from a possible hoarding by Oil Marketing Companies.

Parts of Likoni, Kisauni and Changamwe are experiencing kerosene shortage as petrol stations limit purchases to not more than three litres per customer.

The shortage is affecting most households as kerosene is mainly used for cooking and lighting.