Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Language
Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

New fuel prices to be effective from Tuesday

New fuel prices to be effective from Tuesday

By
On
Jul 18, 2011 - 20:07

KABULinfo-icon(PANinfo-icon): The government announced on Monday new petrol and diesel prices, saying a litre would cost 57 afghanis at all fuel stations and depots in Kabul. The new rates will be effective from Tuesday. 

The government had reached an agreement with leading fuel importers on the fresh prices, Minister of Commerce and Industries Dr. Anwarul Haq Ahadi told journalists in Kabul.

Importers who refused to implement the prices would be warned before being fined for backing out of their commitment, the minister said. If they persist with their attitude, their oil import licences will be suspended for some time.  

He said one tonne of diesel currently accounted for $960 (48,000afs) in Turkmenistan and its import into Afghanistaninfo-icon cost $1480. Similarly, a tonne of petrol sells for $1057 in the neighbouring country and $1,596 in Afghanistan.

Keeping in view the overall price situation and a 10 percent profit margin for importers, the Ministry of Commerce and Industries had fixed the rate of one litre diesel/petrol at 57afs, he said. The prices will be revised every fortnight.

According to his ministry's assessment, Ahadi said, the price of one tonne of petrol in Afghanistan was $100 higher than in neighbouring countries. Fuel prices for the rest of the provinces will be fixed shortly.

Related Article


Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.

   

Add new comment

Advertisement

Twitter Update