EWURA:These are the official Petrol, Diesel and Kerosene prices for October 2023

DAR ES SALAAM-The Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA) hereby publishes Cap Prices for petroleum products, applicable in Tanzania Mainland effective from Wednesday, 4th October 2023 at 12:01 am.

In October 2023, retail prices of petroleum products in Dar es Salaam, Tanga and Mtwara will be as follows:

Ports                               Petrol (TZS/L)       Diesel (TZS/L)         Kerosene (TZS/L)

Dar es Salaam                         3,281                           3,448                 2,943

Tanga                                      3,327                          3,494                     2,989

Mtwara                               3,353                             3,520                     3,016

Changes in prices of petroleum products in October 2023 are mainly due to the increase in the world oil price by up to 4.21%, an increase in premiums for the importation of petroleum products by up to 17% for PMS and 62% for AGO.

In addition, reduction of production of petroleum products by OPEC+ and economic sanctions on Russia. Pump prices of petroleum products for each town, district and region are provided in Table 1 and wholesale prices are provided in Table 2.

Retailers are required to sell petroleum products at prices indicated in Table 1 while Wholesalers are also required to sell petroleum products at prices indicated in Table 2.

Legal action will be taken against any retailer or wholesaler who fails to comply with these instructions. EWURA would like to remind wholesalers, retailers and the general public are required to adhere to the following:

- a) Cap prices can be accessed through mobile phones by dialling *152*00# followed by the instructions provided. This service is free of charge and is available to all mobile phone service providers in the country.

b) In line with the prevailing sector legislation (Petroleum Act, Cap. 392 Section 166), prices of petroleum products are governed by rules of demand and supply.

Therefore, EWURA shall continue to encourage competition in the sector by making petroleum product pricing information available including 2 cap prices.

c) Oil Marketing Companies are free to sell their products at a price that gives them a competitive advantage provided that, such price does not exceed the price cap and is not below the floor price for the relevant product as it is computed according to the EWURA (Petroleum Products Prices Setting) Rules that were gazetted through the Government Notices No. 57 published on 28th January 2022 and the EWURA (Petroleum Products Prices Setting) (Amendment) Rules that were gazetted through Government Notice No. 421 published on 23rd June 2023. d) All petrol stations are required to publish petroleum product prices on clearly visible boards.

The price boards should clearly show prices charged, discounts offered, and any trade incentives or promotions on offer. Consumers are encouraged to purchase from stations that sell products at the most competitive prices and offer better services.

It is an offence not to have prices published on boards located in clearly visible places in front of petrol stations. Failure to adhere to this directive will attract punitive measures from EWURA.

e) Retailers must issue receipts printed from an Electronic Fiscal Pump Printer (EFPP) for all sales that they make.

In addition, consumers are required to demand and keep receipts that clearly show the name of the petrol station, the date on which such purchase was made as well as, the type of petroleum product (fuel) and price per litre for every purchase they make.

This can be used as an exhibit in case of a complaint lodged if the selling price is above the cap price or in case the products sold do not meet the approved specifications and provides an assurance that appropriate government taxes on sales of petroleum products are fully accounted for recovery from the Retailers.



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