Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Petrol, Kerosene, Diesel now Le 13,500 in Sierra Leone

The Operations Manager of the National Petroleum, Sylvanus Nicol yesterday Monday, July 3rd 2006 announced that with immediate effect, the prices of petrol, diesel and kerosene stand at Le 13,500.

Speaking to newsmen, Mr. Nicol said the increase had to be effected owing to the current global trend in the prices at the petroleum market and the increase in the acquisition cost of foreign exchange. On why the poor man’s friend, kerosene, received such significant rise in price, the Operations Manager said it was a way of minimizing adulteration of other petroleum products, as some people use kerosene, which has always been cheaper, to contaminate especially petrol. (read more)