Motorists in 10 towns across the country will spend more than Ksh220 per litre of Super Petrol beginning October 15 to November 14.
This is after the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) revised October pump prices, which saw Super Petrol, Diesel and kerosene increase by Ksh5.72, Ksh4.48 and Ksh2.45, respectively.
Following the increase, Mandera will be the most affected town, with Super Petrol set to be sold at Ksh231.36. This is the only town in the country where petrol has hit the Ksh230 mark.
Diesel and Kerosene in Mandera will retail at Ksh219.47 and Ksh219.06, respectively.
An aerial photo of Mandera town in Mandera County.
Mandera County Government
In Meru, motorists will fork out Ksh220.69 for a litre of petrol. Kerosene prices were put at Ksh208.79 as Diesel retails at Ksh208.37.
Similarly, Maua Town residents in Meru County will spend Ksh221.17 on Super Petrol and Ksh209.28 on Diesel. Kersone will go for Ksh208.86.
In the neighbouring Isiolo County, a litre of Super Petrol will go for Ksh220.53 as Diesel goes for Ksh208.64. Kerosene in Isolo will be sold at Ksh208.22 for the next 30 days.
Other towns where Super Petrol has hit the Ksh220 mark include Moyale (Ksh227.49), Elwak in Mandera County(Ksh228.7), Wajir (Ksh227.49) and Eldas (Ksh229.22).
Super Petrol in Marsabit and Lowdar in Turkana county will retail at Ksh225.8 and Marsabit Ksh225.8, respectively.
The price of petrol in the 10 towns is close to Ksh5 shillings more than the price in Nairobi, which is set at Ksh217.36.
Prices in 10 counties vary from the set standard of Ksh217 for several reasons, including transport logistics involved in supplying the fuel to the areas. Notably, most of the counties in the list are from Northern Kenya.
On the other hand, the increase in the October pump prices has been attributed to the increase in lending costs and the dominance of the dollar against the shilling. Fuel products are imported in dollars.
“In order to cushion consumers from the spike in pump prices as a consequence of the increased landed costs, the Government has opted to stabilize pump prices for the October-November 2023 pricing cycle.
“Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) will be compensated for the under recovery of costs from the Petroleum Development Levy (PDL) in line with the PDL, Order of 2020,” EPRA explained.
An aerial photo showing motorists lining up for fuel at a fuel Station in Kileleshwa on Saturday, April 2, 2022.