Relief as fuel prices drop in Tanzania

Wednesday August 7 2019

 

By Alfred Zacharia

The retail and wholesale prices for the petroleum products, imported through Dar es Salaam port, for August have dropped compared to prices recorded on July 3, 2019, thanks to the fall in the world market prices according to Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (Ewura). The new retail prices released by the regulator on Wednesday, August 7, shows  cap price for a litre of petrol has decreased by Sh160 (equivalent to 6.9 per cent), diesel has dropped by 102 (4.63 per cent) whereas a litre of kerosene is now Sh81 less (equivalent to 3.75 per cent).

The wholesale prices of petrol, diesel and kerosene have also gone down by Sh159.09 per litre, (7.27 per cent), Sh102.10 per litre, (4.9 per cent) and Sh81.01, (3.96 per cent), respectively.

Ewura’s statement shows that retail prices for petrol, diesel and kerosene in Northern  regions including Tanga, Kilimanjaro, Arusha and Manyara have gone down by Sh134 per litre (5.76 per cent), Sh103 per litre (4.61 per cent) and Sh163 per litre (7.3 per cent), respectively.

Also, the wholesale prices of petrol, diesel and kerosene in the particular regions were  decreased by Sh133.49 per litre (6.07 per cent), Sh102.78 per litre (4.87 per cent) and Sh162 per litre, (7.71 per cent), respectively.

The retail prices for petrol and diesel in Southern regions including Lindi, Mtwara and Ruvuma have decreased by Sh105 per litre (4.5  per cent) and Sh124 per litre (5.43 per cent), respectively.

Similarly, the wholesale prices of petrol and diesel in the respective regions have decreased by Sh104.24 per litre (4.74 per cent) and Sh123 per litre (5.72 per cent), accordingly.

However, Ewura has advised the petrol station operators in the southern regions to source kerosene from Dar es Salaam since there is no facility to store the product in Mtwara port and the retail price of the product will be based on the cost of the product received through Dar es Salaam port and bringing to the regions.