Pain at the pump as fuel prices increase to hit a record high 
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The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (Epra) implemented revised fuel prices on September 15th at 12:01 a.m.

In the review, the price of petrol is up by almost Sh17 per litre while that of diesel has increased by about Sh21.32 per litre.

The new Nairobi pump prices are as follows: petrol is now Sh 211.64, diesel is Sh 200.99, and kerosene is Sh 202.61.


"The maximum allowed petroleum pump prices in Nairobi are as follows: Super Petrol increases by KShs.16.96, Diesel increases by KShs.21.32 per litre and  Kerosene increases by KShs.33.13 per litre," Epra announced on Thursday.

The latest review means the prices of fuel will hit a record high and breach the Sh200 mark.

“The prices are inclusive of the 16% Value Added Tax (VAT) in line with the provision of the Finance Act 2023,” Epra further said.


No stabilisation was applied in the latest review.

The increase has been fueled by the average landing cost of imported petrol, diesel and kerosene.

"The average landed cost of imported Super Petrol increased by 4.80% from US$739.21 per cubic metre in July 2023 to US$774.67 per cubic metre in August 2023; Diesel increased by 12.52% from US$701.99 per cubic metre to US$789.89 per cubic metre while Kerosene increased by 19.79% from US$690.58 per cubic metre to US$827.26 per cubic metre," Epra stated.

Prior to the latest review, petrol, diesel, and kerosene in Nairobi were retailing at Sh 194.68, Sh 179.67, and Sh 169.48 respectively.