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Relief at the pump as Epra cuts fuel prices

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A Total fuel station in Nairobi. FILE PHOTO | NMG

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  • The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (Epra) Thursday cut prices by Sh5 per litre, bringing down the cost of super petrol and diesel to Sh129.72 and Sh110.60 respectively in the monthly review that will lapse on November 14. 
  • The cuts came after State House intervened and directed Epra to reduce fuel prices despite lack of funds in the kitty that had been used to keep prices low since March.

The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (Epra) Thursday cut prices by Sh5 per litre, bringing down the cost of super petrol and diesel to Sh129.72 and Sh110.60 respectively in the monthly review that will lapse on November 14. 

The cuts came after State House intervened and directed Epra to reduce fuel prices despite lack of funds in the kitty that had been used to keep prices low since March.

“The maximum allowed petroleum prices in Nairobi for super petrol and diesel decrease by Sh5 per litre while that of kerosene decreases by Sh7.28 per litre,” Epra said Thursday while releasing the new prices.

The new prices will see motorists in Mombasa pay Sh127.46 per litre of petrol, Sh108.36 for diesel and Sh101.29 while those in Kisumu will pay Sh130.12, Sh111.3 and Sh104.26 for petrol, diesel and kerosene respectively.

Nakuru motorists will part with Sh129.24 for petrol, Sh110.43 for diesel and Sh103.39 for kerosene, while those in Eldoret will pay Sh130.13, Sh111.32 and Sh104.27 for the three products respectively.