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Petrol price for September increase

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 16/09/2020

The new prices for petrol has again record an increase for the month of September while kerosene and diesel records a decrease, effective today.

The Head of the Competent Authority – Sandradee Fifita says, the fluctuation of these fuel prices every month depends on its global value.

The wholesale price has increased by 2.91 seniti per litre for petrol while kerosene has decreased to .98 seniti and diesel down to 1.09 seniti per litre.

Fifita adds, these prices have been affected due to the impacts of COVID-19 on the countries in which Tonga imports its petroleum from.

The main petrol importers for Tonga are Pacific Energy, and Total where petrol is imported from Singapore via South Korea.

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