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Government increases petrol price starting June

The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) unveiled the fuel prices for the period starting June 15 to July 14, 2021.

The authority hiked the price of Petrol by Sh77 cents and retained the May prices for Diesel and Kerosene.

Fuel, therefore, retails at Kerosene Sh97.85, Diesel at Sh107.66 and Petrol at Sh127.14 in Nairobi.

“The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) has deliberated the maximum retail costs of petroleum products, which will be effective from June 15, 2021, to July 14, 2021.

In the period under review, the cost for Super Petrol increases by Sh0.77 per litre with that of Diesel and Kerosene remaining unchanged,” read EPRA report in part.

The entity also indicated that the new prices were inclusive of 8 per cent Value Added Tax.

“The costs are inclusive of the 8 per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) according to the regulations of the Finance Act 2018, the Tax Laws (Amendment) Act 2020 and the amended rates for excise duty adjusted for inflation as per Legal Notice No. 194 of 2020,” explained EPRA.

Between May 15 and June 14, EPRA increased the price of Petrol by Sh3.56 and maintained the April prices for diesel and kerosene.

Prior to the changes, the fuel prices had remained unchanged from March 14 to May 14, where petrol retailed at Sh122.81, Diesel Sh107.66 and Kerosene at Sh97.85 in Nairobi.

Eldoret traders will now sell Petrol, Diesel and Kerosene at Sh127.67, Sh108.46 and Sh98.68, respectively.

In Mombasa, consumers will buy Petrol at Sh124.72, diesel at Sh105.27 and Kerosene at Sh95.46.

On the other hand, Nakuru traders will sell Petrol, Diesel and Kerosene at Sh126.75, Sh107.55 and Sh97.76, respectively.

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