Ewura announces rise in oil prices

Thursday November 8 2018

A petrol station attendant refuels a vehicle.

A petrol station attendant refuels a vehicle. PHOTO | FILE 

By Halili Letea @hletea news@tz.natuionmedia.com

Dar es Salaam. The Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (Ewura) has announced an increase in oil indicative prices.

Petrol, diesel and kerosene imported through Dar es Salaam port increased by 1.22 per cent, 3.52 per cent and 1.5 per cent respectively, compared with in October.

A litre of petrol will now cost Sh29 more while diesel will be Sh81 more than previous prices.

A litre of kerosene has risen by Sh34. The new prices came into effect yesterday.

“The change in local prices of petroleum products is mainly due to increases in the world oil market prices and bulk procurement system (BPS) premiums” noted the Ewura report.

Dar es Salaam consumers will buy petrol, diesel and kerosene at Sh2,396, Sh2,385 and Sh2,280 a litre respectively, up from last month’s Sh2,368, Sh2,304 and Sh2,247. Ewura has also announced that retail prices of petrol and diesel imported through Tanga port have increased by Sh87 and Sh111, respectively. The price rises in the Northern regions were attributed to increases in the world market and BPS premiums.

The price of kerosene at the Tanga depot remains unchanged because there was no new consignment. New petrol, diesel and kerosene prices in Tanga are Sh2,435, Sh2,381 and Sh2,225 respectively while motorists in Arusha will pay Sh2,492, Sh2,437 and Sh2,282.

Prices of petrol and diesel in Mtwara will remain at Sh2,368 and Sh2,344 respectively because there was no oil consignment imported through Tanga port.