DAR ES SALAAM– Tanzania’s energy regulator raised the maximum retail prices of petrol and diesel on Wednesday but cut the price of kerosene, citing swings in international energy prices and a weakening local currency.
Kerosene prices were cut 1.86 percent in the latest monthly price caps, which take immediate effect.
EWURA raised the price of petrol in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam by 111 shillings to 1,866 shillings ($0.9439) per litre and that of diesel by 23 shillings to 1,695 shillings per litre.
Kerosene prices in the commercial capital fell 31 shillings to 1,624 shillings per litre.
The Tanzanian shilling has fallen through a string of record lows against the dollar in recent weeks.
($1 = 1,977.0000 Tanzanian shillings)