Petroleum prices drop for July
Petrol prices for July have dropped, effective Monday.
The development has been welcomed by motorists and members of the business community across the country following several months where it had climbed steadily.
The decreased was confirmed by the Ministry of Finance in a statement, which said the retail price for petrol dropped by 0.07 sene from $2.81 and will now cost $2.74 per litre.
Diesel price is still $2.82 sene per litre while kerosene decreased from $2.47 to $2.45 sene per litre.
Since March this year, petrol prices have been steadily climbing, especially between the period from April to June.
For petrol, from the months of April, May and June, it increased by 0.08 sene to 0.21 sene and then again at 0.12 sene respectively.
In the same months, diesel increased by 0.11 sene to another increase by another 0.10 sene to 0.05 sene more.
Dual purpose kerosene decreased in price in April by 0.30 sene before increasing again by 0.48 sene in May, with another increase at 0.07 sene in June.