Gov't raises fuel prices

Jan 31, 2013

AMMAN -- The government on Thursday raised the prices of fuel derivatives, but maintained the price of cooking gas cylinders at JD10, in accordance with the pricing committee's recommendations.

The price of ship fuel and marine diesel fuel have slightly dropped, under the committee's decision, which was endorsed by Trade Minister Hatem Halawani.

In February, motorists will pay 0.800 per one litre of unleaded 90-octane gas and 0.990 per one litre of 95-octane gas, whereas they were sold in January at 0.780 and 0.970, respectively.

In February 2012, one litre of the 90-octane gas was sold at JD0.620 and the 95-octane gas at 0.795, which means an increase by around one-third in their prices in a year.

Prices of both diesel and kerosene will edge up to 0.685, from 0.665 last month, in accordance with the new pricing list.

The price of cooking, and heating, gas cylinders, which are also used has remained unchanged at JD10 while the government is paying around JD13 per cylinder, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, said.

The government lifted fuel subsidies last November, with the decision leading to a 15 per cent increase in the price of 90-octane gasoline and a 33 per cent increase in prices of diesel and kerosene.

Currently, fuel prices are announced monthly by the pricing committee as they fluctuate in accordance with changes on world markets

© Jordan Times 2013


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