Cooking gas costs increase to 25-month high on expensive petroleum

Official data shows that the cost of refilling a 13-kg gas cylinder rose to an average of Sh2, 176 last month, up from 2, 170 in June and Sh2, 073 in July last year.

July’s cost is the highest since June 2016, when Treasury scrapped VAT on gas to cut costs and boost uptake among poor households who rely on dirty kerosene and charcoal for cooking.

Prices stood at an average of Sh2,231 in June 2016, and dropped to below Sh2,000 in October, four months after the scrapping of the 16 per cent VAT.

Source: Daily Nation

 


 

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