Motorists must be breathing a sigh of relief after the Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA) yesterday announced a drop in indicative fuel prices that have been effective today.
According to statement issued by the EWURA Director General Eng. Modestus Lumato, the Government’s 100bn/- subsidy reduced the subsidy has reduced the petroleum prices for the month of June, 2022
The government last month issued 100bn/- subsidy to cushion the rising fuel prices especially for petrol and diesel and curb further increase while ensuring security of supply in the country
According to the statement, the retail prices for petrol decreased by 306/- per litre in Dar es Salaam, 282/- in Mtwara and 152/- per litre.in Tanga respectively.
Consequently, the retail prices for diesel were decreased by 320/- for Dar es Salaam, 476/- for Tanga and 486/- for Mtwara entry points, thus petrol in Dar es Salaam will now be sold at the price cap of 2,994/- from 3,301/- per litre and diesel sold at 3,131/- from 3,452/- per litre.
For fuel unloaded at Tanga port, the new price will be 2,985/- from the previous 3,137/- for petrol, while diesel will be sold at 3,162/- from 3,639/- per litre current prices
Fuel docking at Mtwara port will be sold at the 2,979/- retail price per litre from 3,262/- while diesel will sell at 3,165/- from 3,652/- per litre presently.
EWURA however noted that petroleum prices at the world market have increased significantly due to the war between Russia and Ukraine that began in late February leading to the disruption of supply following sanctions issued to Russia.