Zambia News

Energy Regulation Board Announces Fuel Price Adjustments for October

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) of Zambia has announced adjustments in the pump prices of petrol and diesel for the month of October, citing the impact of fluctuating international oil prices and the depreciation of the Kwacha against the US dollar.

According to Reynolds Bowa, the Chairperson of the ERB Board, petrol will now be priced at K 29.98 ngwee per litre, up from the previous K 29.42 ngwee per litre. Diesel prices have also seen an increase, with the new rate set at K 29.96 ngwee per litre, compared to the previous K 26.88 ngwee per litre.

However, Mr. Bowa clarified that the price of Kerosene will remain unchanged, holding steady at K 20.44 per litre. Additionally, Jet A One, the aviation fuel used at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, will now be priced at K 29.29 ngwee per litre, up from K 26.46 ngwee per litre.

Addressing journalists during the monthly petrol pump price review updates at the ERB offices, Mr. Bowa explained that these adjustments were primarily driven by two key factors.

Firstly, fluctuations in international oil prices have led to upward pressure on domestic fuel prices. The global oil market has experienced volatility, impacting the cost of fuel worldwide. Secondly, the depreciation of the Kwacha against the US dollar has contributed to the increase in domestic fuel prices. The exchange rate plays a significant role in determining the cost of fuel imports.

Source: lusakatimes

In other news – Landmark Infrastructure Project Strengthens Zambia-DRC Relations

President Hakainde Hichilema joined President Antoine Félix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to inaugurate the Kasomeno-Kasenga-Chalwe-Kabila-Mwenda Road. This monumental project, part of the One Stop Border Post initiative, also includes the construction of the Luapula River Bridge, cementing the strong bilateral relations between Zambia and the DRC.


The Kasomeno-Mwenda Road Project signifies Zambia’s dedication to enhancing connectivity and economic integration in the region, while fostering economic growth through innovative Public Private Partnerships (PPP). President Hichilema stressed that this approach not only alleviates fiscal pressure but also encourages private sector involvement in Zambia’s economic development. Read more

Back to top button