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Zera increases local currency fuel price by 12%

By Oliver Kazunga

The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) has increased the pump price of diesel and petrol in local currency by margins between 11,7 percent and 12,1 percent with effect from today.

A fuel attendant fills drums at a service station in Belvedere. There have been cases of fuel being diverted to the black market. — (Picture by Shelton Muchena)
A fuel attendant fills drums at a service station in Belvedere. There have been cases of fuel being diverted to the black market. — (Picture by Shelton Muchena)

According to a public notice issued by the energy regulator yesterday, the pump price of diesel and petrol in foreign currency remains unchanged at US$1,38 and US$1,40 per litre respectively.

Under the new pricing structure, the maximum pump price of diesel has been set at $136,44 from $122,13 a litre while petrol is now selling at $138,70 from $123,71 a litre.

The latest fuel price review follows adjustments made in October as Zera cites general rise in fuel prices on the international market.

Since January this year, there have been increases in the Free on Board (FOB) prices for petrol and diesel and this has a knock-on effect on the pump price of fuel.

Meanwhile, the energy regulator said operators may sell at prices below the cap depending on their trading advantages. The Chronicle

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