14 Oct 2013

Price of fuel in Fiji rising substantially

7:31 pm on 14 October 2013

The price of petroleum products and LPG in Fiji are going up in the wake of the latest quarterly price review by the Commerce Commission.

Kerosene will cost eight percent more, with diesel up more than seven percent and a six percent rise in some gas products.

The chairman of the Commerce Commission, Dr Mahendra Reddy, says the increases are unavoidable but need to be seen in the context of big price falls for all products in the last quarter.

He says in July, kerosene fell by almost five and a half percent, and diesel dropped significantly.

Dr Reddy says generally speaking prices are about where they were at the start of the year.