Diesel prices cut by P1.85/liter, gasoline by P1.60/liter, oil firms say

By: Meg J. Adonis - @inquirerdotnet - Inquirer.net | December 11,2023 - 12:07 PM

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MANILA  — A big-time rollback in the pump prices of petroleum products will be implemented on Tuesday, December 12, by local oil companies.

The cut in the fuel prices will be as high as P1.85 per liter.

Fuel companies, in separate announcements, said they would slash gasoline prices by P1.60 per liter and diesel by P1.85 per liter. Kerosene prices, on the other hand, will be rolled back by P1.40 per liter.

Shell and Seaoil will implement the rollbacks by 6 a.m., while CleanFuel will adjust its prices at 4:01 p.m. on Tuesday.

This comes after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries showed their “weakening position” on the extension of supply cuts, according to the Department of Energy (DOE).

Citing S&P Global Platts projections, the DOE also said world oil supply would likely continue to be “more than the world oil demand” until the first quarter of 2024.

However, the market remains cautious due to major oil exporter Saudi Arabia’s call for output cuts, the agency added.

Last week, the price of gasoline rose by P0.30 per liter, while diesel declined by P0.30 per liter. The price of kerosene climbed by P0.20 per liter.

This resulted in a year-to-date net increase of P12.60 per liter for gasoline, P5.70 per liter for diesel, and P1.94 per liter for kerosene.

Prevailing retail prices in Metro Manila ranged from P52.70 per liter to P79.50 per liter as of last week, DOE data show.

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