Reprieve for motorists as EPRA retains March fuel prices

The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) has surprised Kenyans by leaving fuel costs unchanged in its mid-month price review.

In an announcement on Wednesday, EPRA said the prices of super petrol, diesel and kerosene will remain the same for the next month until the next review on May 14.

Last month the prices of super petrol, diesel, and kerosene increased by Sh7.63, Sh5.75, and Sh5.41 per litre respectively causing outrage from Kenyans already dealing with food prices.

According to EPRA, the average landed cost of imported super petrol increased by 9.27 per cent from US$449.82 per cubic metre in February to US$491.50 per cubic metre in March.

During the same period, the price of diesel rose by 4.77 per cent from US$ 423.95 per cubic metre to US$444.17 per cubic metre, while kerosene increased by 7.29 per cent from US$393.23 per cubic metre to US$ 421.90 per cubic metre.

“Over the same period, the mean monthly US Dollar to Kenya Shillings exchange rate appreciated by 0.04 per cent from Sh109.67 per dollar in February 2021 to Sh109.63 per dollar in March 2021,” the statement went on.

This means that in Nairobi, Fuel prices will still be Sh122,81 for super petrol, Sh107.66 for diesel and Sh97.85 for kerosene per litre for the next one month.

In Kisumu, the prices for Super Petrol, Diesel and Kerosene will stand at  Sh123.36, Sh108.46, and Sh98.68.

Motorists in Nakuru will pay Sh122.44 for super petrol, Sh107.55 for diesel and Sh97.76 for kerosene per litre.

In Eldoret, motorists will pay Sh123.36 for petrol, Sh108.46 for diesel and Sh98.68 for kerosene.

Those in Mombasa will continue to purchase Super Petrol, Diesel and Kerosene at Sh120.41, sh105.27 and Sh95.46 respectively.

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