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Data Show States Which Paid Highest For Petrol, Kerosene In Dec

The National Bureau of Statistics in its Premium Motor Spirit (Petrol) Price Watch and National Household Kerosene price watch for December 2017, disclosed that the states with the highest average price of PMS were Abia, Kebbi and Anambra having N220.4, N210.08 and N210, respectively.
The report also showed Ekiti, Abuja FCT and Lagos paying the lowest price for petrol at N146, N146.53 and N149.83 respectively.
In the meantime, the average price of petrol increased by 17.98 percent, month-on-month (MoM), even as the average price per litre paid by consumers for Kerosene jumped by 22.5 percent year-on-year in December, according to the NBS data.
The data showed that the average price paid by consumers for petrol increased by 17.10 percent year-on-year and 17.98 percent month-on-month to N171.8 in December 2017 from N145.6 in November 2017.”
Similarly, the average price per litre paid by consumers for National Household Kerosene increased by 6.32 percent (MoM) and 22.50 percent (YoY) to N284.03 in December 2017 from N267.14 in November 2017.
“However, average price per gallon paid by consumers for National Household Kerosene decreased by 0.32 percent (MoM) and increased by 1.59 percent (YoY) to N1, 048.97 in December 2017 from N1, 052.33 in November 2017,” the NBS said.
While Adamawa, Enugu and Gombe States were the states with the highest average price per gallon of kerosene at N1,196.00, N1,165.00 and N1,157.14, respectively, Abia, Abuja and Adamawa were states with the highest average price per litre of kerosene at N261.90, N290.67 and N248.10, respectively.
“States with the lowest average price per litre of kerosene were Zamfara (N250), Yobe (N270) and Taraba (N266.67). States with the lowest average price per gallon of kerosene were Rivers (N907.89), Kwara (N926.25) and Abuja (N952.50),” the data further revealed.

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