According to the decision taken by the pricing committee, one litre of unleaded 90-octane gasoline will be sold at JD0.855, up from JD0.845, while one litre of 95-octane will cost JD1.040, compared with JD1.030. The decision, announced by Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply
Prices of both diesel and kerosene were up to JD0.675 per litre on the new price list, from JD0.670, the ministry said in a statement e-mailed to The Jordan Times.
The price of cooking gas, which is also used by households for heating purposes, remains unchanged at JD10 per cylinder.
A government official commented on the new update by saying the increase in fuel prices would have been higher if authorities reflected the real global price of Brent Crude on the domestic market.
"The government thought the increase is fair as it won't affect other commodity prices and it won't add heavy burdens on consumers," said the official, who preferred to remain unnamed.
Last week, food merchants called on the government to keep fuel prices unchanged during
Fuel prices, except for cooking gas, are no longer subsidised by the government, which lifted oil subsidies in
A government pricing committee meets monthly to adjust prices in a manner that corresponds to changes on the international market.
The committee — comprising representatives of the ministries of energy and finance, and the
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