NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenya’s energy industry
regulator on Tuesday increased the retail pump prices for super
petrol, diesel, and kerosene by different price margins,
effective starting May 15.
The Energy and Petroleum
Regulatory Authority (EPRA) said in a statement that super
petrol, diesel and kerosene will rise by 5.43 shillings (0.0543
U.S. dollar), 2.24 shillings and 2.4 shillings per liter,
Robert Pavel Oimeke, director general for EPRA said the
prices of super petrol will rise to 1.12 dollars while 1.04
dollars will be the maximum allowed pump price for diesel and
Oimeke added that the upward price adjustment is due to an
increase in the average landed cost of imported petroleum
products into the country in April.
The Free on Board price of Murban crude oil in April was
73.05 dollars per barrel, an increase of 6.49 percent from 68.6
dollars in March.