Fuel prices in Tanzania rise again after a month’s relief

Tuesday June 30 2020

 

The Citizen Reporter
By The Citizen Reporter
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Dar es Salaam. Retail and wholesale prices for the petroleum products, imported through Dar es Salaam port, for June  have gone up compared to prices recorded in early June, 2020, the Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (Ewura) has announced today.

The new retail prices released by the regulator which takes effect from  Wednesday, July 1, shows  cap price for a litre of petrol has increased by Sh173 (equivalent to 11.38 per cent), diesel has increased by Sh170 (10.98 per cent).

The utility regulator said Kerosene prices shall continue the same as those that were published on June 3 because there was no new consignment of Kerosene that was received through Dar es Salaam port in June.

Ewura’s statement shows that retail prices for petrol and diesel in Northern regions of Tanga, Kilimanjaro, Arusha and Manyara will remain the same as the prices published in June.

Motorists in Dar es Salaam will buy petrol at Sh 1,693, diesel at Sh1,716 whereas kerosene will cost Sh1,568.

Those in Tanga, Same, Manyara , Arusha , Mwanga, Moshi will buy Petrol at less than Sh1800.

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Ewura has attributed the prices due to the global trends that has largely affected oil prices at the World Market.

The authority has advised Oil Marketing Companies to feel free to sell their products at a price that gives them a competitive advantage provided that, such price does not exceed the price cap.