Petrol and diesel to cost more in August

Doha: The price of petrol and diesel in Qatar will increase by 5 to 15 dirhams in August. Qatar Petroleum (QP) has published the latest price list for August on their website today.

The price list on QP website showed that premium grade petrol will cost QR 1.80 in August, 10 dirhams more than July.

Super will be available for QR 1.90, as against QR 1.75 in July. Diesel will cost QR 1.90 in August, 5 dirhams more than July price.

QP had reduced the price of petrol and diesel in July. Super and premium prices saw a big drop of 25 dirhams in July.

QP had kept the petrol prices unchanged in June, increased in May by 15 dirhams, in April by 25 dirhams and in March by 5 dirhams, while it was not changed in February. January saw a significant drop in prices as premium and super grade petrol were cheaper by 30 dirhams.

When the first list was announced in June 2016 the premium petrol was QR1.20 per litre, super QR1.30 per litre and diesel QR1.40 per litre.

In April 2016, the Ministry of Energy and Industry had started pegging the fuel prices to the international market and from September 2017, it is Qatar Petroleum who is announcing the monthly price list.

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