Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera said in a message on Twitter that petrol prices would increase by 20%-24% while diesel prices would rise by 35%-38% with immediate effect.
Prices will rise by 20% starting on Friday, causing long lines to form at filling stations as the news spread. The new price of petrol will be Rs179.86 per litre and diesel will be Rs174.15, said Ismail in a tweet.
The June’s new price of a litre of Super 98 petrol has risen to Dhs4.15 compared to Dhs3.66 in May 2022.
According to the directive, octane 91 will be sold at 2.28 riyals, and octane 95 at 2.44 riyals. The move comes into effect from July 10.
The driver was reportedly driving recklessly at an excessive speed that led his vehicle swerving out of control and crashing into the petrol station.
A lady stopped her car at a petrol station to fill it up with fuel, then for some reason whatsoever, rammed into a fuel pump.
India’s Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas on Tuesday notified liberalised guidelines for bulk and retail marketing of petrol and diesel, offering new opportunities for foreign oil companies, including those in the Gulf, to enter this lucrative energy business.
The price of Super 98 will be Dhs1.91 per litre, while the prices of Special 95 will be Dhs1.8 per litre, E-Plus 91 at Dhs1.72 per litre and diesel at Dhs2.06 per litre including 5 per cent VAT as of the beginning of September 2020.
Countries must “call time” on coal-fired power, deforestation and new petrol cars if hopes of meeting the world’s toughest climate target are to be kept alive, the UK has warned. In little less than six months, the world is due to convene in Glasgow for a major summit