Petroleum retail prices, 15 Dec 2016 – 14 Jan 2017

14th December 2016


As one of its main functions, the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has announced a slight drop in the price of unleaded super petrol. Prices of diesel and kerosene however rise in the latest monthly review.

In the new pump prices which take effect on 15th December 2016, the price of a litre of super petrol in Nairobi will decrease by KShs 0.74 to sell at a maximum of kShs 94.20. Diesel will rise by a maximum of KShs 5.05 per liter to sell at KShs 87.22 per litre. Kerosene, commonly used for cooking and lighting, will go up by a maximum of KShs 1.40 per liter to sell at KShs 63.56 in Nairobi.

The change in petroleum pump prices was driven by changes in the average landed cost of imported petroleum products at the port of Mombasa. The average landed cost of super petrol decreased by 2.76% from US$ 518.23 per ton in October 2016 to US$ 503.93 per ton in November 2016. The average landed cost of diesel increased by 9.80% from US$ 435.46 per ton to US$ 478.11 per ton and the average landed cost of kerosene increased 4.41% from US$ 479.30 per ton to US$ 500.45 per ton.

For easier communication on fuel pump prices, interested parties can send an SMS to the number 0707667623 using the following format; “price <space> name of major town”.

The full list of petroleum pump prices for all Kenyan towns can be downloaded by clicking here [PDF, 460KB].