Tonga Competent Authority increases petrol, kerosene and LPG prices

The new wholesale price for petrol will increase by 14.17 seniti per litre.

Kerosene will cost 12.96 seniti per litre and the price of diesel will increase by 14.42 seniti per litre.

The new retail prices for petrol, kerosene, and diesel on Tongatapu will be 279.52, 178.27, and 277.29 seniti/litre respectively.

The new prices were authorized by Tonga Competent Authority.

Increase in fuel prices

According to a statement by the Independent Consumer and Competition Commission (ICCC), the prices for petrol, diesel and kerosene have all risen for the month of October.

Petrol recorded the highest, with an increase by 8 toea per litre (tpl) – from 283.51 tpl in September, to 291.51 tpl.

Diesel is up by 1.77 tpl from 226.15 tpl in September, to 227.92 tpl, and kerosene rose by 2.86 tpl – from 216.45 tpl to 219.13 tpl.

The new prices are set based on the calculation of the Import Parity Prices (IPP) for the month of September.