Tanzania: Pump prices of diesel and kerosene go up

Pump prices of diesel and kerosene in Tanzania have been increased as Tanzania’s Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (Ewura) explained.

Changes in prices of petroleum products received through Tanga, Dar es Salaam and Mtwara ports are pegged on world oil market prices and increases in the basis point premiums as Tanzania’s Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (Ewura) said.

Ewura, which releases fuel prices monthly said that the difference in prices of the products in Dar es Salaam, Tanga and Mtwara is due to the period of oil importation and transport cost.

Retail prices of diesel and kerosene have increased by Tsh51 per liter ($0.02172) while prices of kerosene went up by Tsh50 per liter ($0.02129). One liter of petrol dropped by Tsh 23($0.00979)

According to the Ewura, the wholesale price of petrol has dropped by Tsh22.68 ($0.0097) per liter while wholesale price of diesel increased by Tsh50.68 ($0.022) per liter while the retail price for kerosene increased by Tsh50.30 ($0.021) per liter.

This month, in Dar es Salaam, consumers will pay more, Tsh 2,131 ($0.90740) for diesel and Tsh2.096 ($0.89249) for kerosene, while in Arusha diesel will cost Tsh2.195 ($0.93465) and kerosene Tsh2.286 ($0.97340).

In Dodoma, the pump price of diesel will retail at Tsh2, 189 ($0.93209) and kerosene Tsh2.155 ($0.91762).

Ewura recommends that all petrol stations are required to publish petroleum product prices on clearly visible boards. The price boards should clearly show prices charged, discounts offered as well as any trade incentives or promotions on offer.

Consumers are encouraged to purchase from stations that sell products at the most competitive prices and offer better services. It is an offense not to have prices published on boards located in clearly visible places in front of petrol stations. Failure to adhere to this directive will attract punitive measures from EWURA.

Diesel and kerosene prices in Kenya

Energy Regulatory Commission of Kenya (ERC) reports that the maximum retail prices for petroleum products in Kenya are as follows; prices of diesel and kerosene dropped by Ksh4.12 ($0.04085), Ksh6.28 ($0.06227) and Kshs5.20 ($0.05156) per liter respectively.

The pump prices are inclusive of 8 percent value-added tax in line with Act.

The changes in the last month prices in Kenya are as a result of average landed cost of imported super petrol, which dropped by 7.23 percent from the $590.92 in December last year to $548.20 per tonne in January this year while diesel dropped by 11.29 percent from $ 617.97 per tonne to $546.42.

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