FG Increases Pump Price Of Petrol | Details

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency has announced a new price band for Premium Motor Spirit, also known as petrol. Sources at the Abuja headquarters of the agency said the rise in petrol price was primarily due to the increase in global crude oil prices.

A circular released yesterday, Wednesday, July 1 pegs the new pump price of the product at N140.80 to N143.80 per litre.

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The circular from the PPPRA to marketers reads, according to Punch reads;

“After a review of the prevailing market fundamentals in the month of June and considering marketers’ realistic operating costs,

as much as practicable, we wish to advise a new PMS pump price band of N140.80-N143.80 per litre for the month of July 2020.

All marketers are advised to operate within the indicative prices as advised by the PPPRA.”

The federal government, in March, announced that the retail price of petrol would be adjusted monthly to reflect realities in the global crude oil market.

On May 31, 2020, the PPPRA announced a price band of N121.50 to N123.50 per litre for the product.

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