In Summary

  • ERC attributes the drop to lower global oil prices
  • The prices will be in place until mid-next month when they will be due for a review again.

  • Kerosene, mainly used by poor homes for cooking and lighting, dropped by biggest margin of Sh2.48 to Sh62.56 a litre in Nairobi.

Fuel prices have dropped for the second month in a row with diesel going down by Sh2.43 a litre while petrol is now Sh1.64 cheaper in a trend that is expected to further ease inflation.

Petrol, mostly consumed by private cars, will from Friday midnight cost Nairobi motorists Sh97.10 per litre at the pump from Sh98.73 while diesel will cost Sh84.46 from Sh86.89.

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), the energy sector watchdog, attributed the drops to lower global oil prices during the period of cargo importation.

The prices will be in place until mid-next month when they will be due for a review again.

The energy regulator said the cost of imported super petrol decreased 4.68 per cent per tonne, diesel’s was down 5.69 per cent while kerosene’s dropped 5.45 per cent, translating to lower prices at the pump.

Kerosene, mainly used by poor homes for cooking and lighting, dropped by biggest margin of Sh2.48 to Sh62.56 a litre in Nairobi.

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