The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, has reported in its “National Kerosene Price Watch’’, that kerosene price rose to N947.30 per litre in September 2022, showing a 17.2 per cent increase over the N809.52 for which it was sold in August 2022.
According to the bureau, on a year-on-year basis, average retail price per litre rose by 118.08 per cent from N434.39 recorded in September 2021 to N947.30 in September 2022.
Further analysis showed that the highest average price per litre of kerosene in September 2022 was recorded in Enugu State at N1,272.50, followed by Ebonyi at N1,263.89 and Cross River at N1,187.50.
The report showed that the lowest price was recorded in Rivers at N686.27, followed by Bayelsa at N715.15 and Nasarawa at N735.29.
Analysis by zone showed that the Southeast recorded the highest average retail price per litre of kerosene at N1,128.28, followed by the Southwest at N1,068.18.
“The Northwest recorded the lowest average retail price at N868.89 per litre of kerosene,’’ the NBS stated.
It added that the average retail price per gallon of kerosene in September 2022 was N3,236.27, showing an increase of 9.79 per cent over the N2,947.65 recorded in August.
According to the report, on a year-on-year basis, the price increased by 110.04 per cent from N1,540.82 recorded in September 2021 to N3,236.27 that was recorded in September 2022.
Analyses by states showed that Abuja recorded the highest price per gallon of kerosene at N4,200.00, followed by Abia at N4,078.57 and Enugu State at N4,052.38.
The NBS stated that Borno recorded the lowest price at N2,500 followed by Zamfara and Delta with N2,555.56 and N2,576.92, respectively.
It added that analyses by zone showed that the Southeast recorded the highest average retail price per gallon of kerosene at N3,607.38 followed by the Southwest at N3,468.42.
It stated also that the Northeast recorded the lowest price of N2,803.96 for a gallon of kerosene in September 2022.