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Thursday Jan 13 2022
By
BDBusiness Desk

Petrol price in Pakistan may hit all-time high of Rs150 per litre from January 16: sources

By
BDBusiness Desk
People gather to get petrol at a petrol station, after Pakistan Petroleum Dealers Association (PPDA) announced a countrywide strike, in Karachi, Pakistan November 24, 2021. — Reuters/File
People gather to get petrol at a petrol station, after Pakistan Petroleum Dealers Association (PPDA) announced a countrywide strike, in Karachi, Pakistan November 24, 2021. — Reuters/File

  • Price of petroleum products in Pakistan to be increased by Rs6 per litre, say sources.
  • The rate of petrol will rise further by Rs5 per litre, say sources.
  • Finance ministry to take final decision after consultation with PM.


KARACHI: The price of petrol is expected to reach an all-time high of Rs150 per lite, sources in oil marketing companies said Thursday, amid a hike in the rates of crude oil in the international market.

The government is expected to move up the price of petroleum products by Rs6 per litre, sources said, adding that the rate of petrol would rise by Rs5 per litre and diesel by Rs6 per litre.

Read more: Pakistan rings in the new year with Rs4 hike in petrol price

The Ministry of Finance will make a final decision in this regard after consultations with Prime Minister Imran Khan and the new prices will be effective from January 16.

Previous increase

The federal government, on the eve of the New Year, had announced yet another hike in the prices of petroleum products.

The price of petrol and high-speed diesel(HSD) had been increased by Rs4 per litre for the first 15 days of January 2022. The price of kerosene had been increased by Rs3.95, and light diesel oil (LDO) by Rs4.15 per litre.

Price of petroleum products

ProductExisting prices (per litre)
New prices
w.e.f
01.01.2022 
(per litre)
Increase/Decrease
MS (Petrol)Rs140.82Rs144.82+4.00
High-Speed Diesel (HSD)Rs137.62

Rs141.62+4.00
Kerosene (SKO)Rs109.53Rs113.53+3.95
Light diesel oil (LDO)Rs107.06Rs111.06+4.15

After the increase, the price of petrol went up from the previous Rs140.82 per litre to Rs144.82 per litre, while the price of high speed diesel jumped to Rs141.62 per litre from the previous Rs137.62 per litre.

The rate of light diesel oil went up to Rs111.06 per litre from Rs107.06 per litre. Similarly, the price of kerosene went up from Rs109.53 to Rs113.53 per litre.

The increase had been announced to meet the petroleum levy target agreed with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).