King Abdullah II steps in, orders gov not to raise fuel and electricity prices in June


Published: 2018-06-01 12:52

Last Updated: 2018-06-01 14:18

Good news for Jordanians. (
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His Majesty King Abdullah II has instructed the government to repeal its decision to raise fuel prices for the month of June, following protests across the kingdom on Thursday night.

Prime Minister Hani Al Mulki said on Friday that King Abdullah has ordered the government not to raise the price of fuels or electricity for the month of June, due to the tough economic times the country is going through during Ramadan.

The King’s decision will come immediately into effect despite the rise in oil prices globally and at an unprecedented rate since 2014.

On Thursday, the government increased petrol and diesel fuel prices by 5 percent.

The increase meant that the price of 90-octane petrol went up to JD 0.86 per litre, and 95-octane petrol went up to JD 1.10 per litre. Meanwhile, diesel and kerosene prices increased to 645 fils. The price of gas cylinders remained unchanged.