Government raises electricity and fuel prices for December

Economy

Published: 2017-12-02 11:29

Last Updated: 2017-12-02 11:50


A government pricing committee has adjusted fuel prices for December. (MarketWatch)
A government pricing committee has adjusted fuel prices for December. (MarketWatch)
Roya News Source

The government might have left some commodities off its “Tax List” for 2018, but it has increased the prices of electricity and different types of fuels on Friday, December 1, 2017.

The decision was made on Thursday to add four piastres per kilowatt to this month’s electricity bill, according to Farouq Hiari, Head of the Energy & Minerals Regulatory Commission.

Hiari told Roya News that the prices of fuels are adjusted on a monthly basis, to correspond with changes in oil prices on the international market.

 

A government pricing committee has adjusted fuel prices to the following:

Petrol: 90 Octane went up to 720 piastres per liter from 690 piastres per liter.
            95 Octane went up to 945 piastres per liter from 910 piastres per liter.

Diesel and Gas: Price went up to 540 piastres per liter from 520 piastres per liter.

Gas Cylinder: The price remained at 7 JOD, despite a global increase in the price of each cylinder to 9.26 JOD.

 

Commodities that will not be taxed next year include:

Food: Oils, sugar, tea, smen, eggs, rice, flour, fresh milk, meats, chicken, fish, bulgur, legumes.

Agriculture: Pesticides and agricultural fertilizers.

Vets: Veterinary drugs and vaccines.

Kids: School supplies, baby powder and baby milk.