Fuel Prices Kenya

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Part of: GIZ International Fuel Price database
Also see: Kenya Energy Situation

Fuel Pricing Policies

Local Currency: KES
Exchange Rate: 76.4415

Last Update:

"Pricing policy: Kenya deregulated its oil industry in 1994. After concerns about over-charging by oil companies had been voiced in several quarters, government in Dec 2010 began setting maximum retail prices by location every month for gasoline, diesel, and kerosene. Price calculations are based on volumes and costs in the previous three months. Government removed the VAT on LPG in 2005. In Apr 2011, government cut diesel and kerosene taxes by 20% and 30%, respectively, and in May 2011 eliminated all taxes and levies on kerosene (as well as maize and wheat). Kerosene was nearly 20% cheaper than diesel in Jan 2013. The price difference between kerosene and diesel, and the tax difference between products destined for the domestic market and those for export, are two drivers of commercial malpractice.

Information: The Energy Regulatory Commission posts landed costs of crude oil, gasoline, diesel, and kerosene, and maximum pump prices allowed in 70 towns on its Web site every month. The Petroleum Institute of East Africa also posts industry statistics and price and tax data, including statistics on the results of fuel marking―kerosene marker and export marker―and tracing tests. The results from 2012 found that independents were more likely to be in violation than integrated companies."

(Source: Kojima, Masami. (2013, forthcoming). “Petroleum product pricing and complementary policies:Experience of 65 developing countries since 2009.” Washington DC: World Bank.)

Fuel Prices and Trends

Gasoline 95 Octane Diesel
in USD*

in Local Currency

* benchmark lines: green=US price; grey=price in Spain; red=price of Crude Oil

Fuel Price Composition

Price composition.

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(http://www.petrol.co.ke/ was obviously installed to provide a lot of information concerning fuel prices. However, no information could be actually found due to unknown technical problems with that website.)

At a Glance

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Websites offline or no information available due to technical problems.

Sources to the Public

Type of Information Web-Link / Source
Other Information http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-11-24/kenya-s-energy-ministry-is-exploring-ways-to-reduce-gasoline-pump-prices.html (A3)
Other Information http://www.nation.co.ke/business/news/Hope-for-motorists-as-ministry-publishes-rules-on-fuel-pricing-/-/1006/1067512/-/mm6u31/-/index.html (A4)
Other Information http://www.petrol.co.ke/ (No information available due to technical problems)
Other Information http://www.nation.co.ke/business/news/Ignore-fuel-shortage-rumour-says-ministry/-/1006/1012184/-/oia27w/-/index.html (A1)
Other Information http://www.nation.co.ke/business/news/Drain-out-dirty-fuel-or-go-ministry-tells-Gapco/-/1006/1012110/-/jntdnk/-/index.html (A2)


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