Pump it: UAE petrol prices continue to rise
Prices are going up for the third month in a row.
After hikes in August and September, petrol prices in the UAE are still going up in October.
The UAE’s Ministry of Energy has announced that road users will pay Dhs2.12 per litre for Super 98, up from Dhs2.01 in September.
Special 95 will now cost Dhs2.01 per litre, up from 1.90, while E Plus will cost Dhs1.94, up from Dhs1.83.
Diesel prices will rise from Dhs2 to Dhs2.10.
— وزارة الطاقة | UAE (@MOENRUAE) September 28, 2017
So if you were filling up the 105-litre tank of your Range Rover with Super 98, it will now cost you Dhs222.6 instead of Dhs211.05.
That might not sound like a big difference, but back in July – the cheapest month for petrol so far this year – it would have only cost Dhs195.3.
The UAE’s Ministry of Energy first began setting fuel prices based on average global prices in August 2015. Before that, the price of petrol in the UAE was subsidised by the government, which shielded consumers from global fluctuations in the cost of petrol.
SUPER 98 PRICES FOR 2017
October: Dhs2.12 per litre
September: Dhs2.01 per litre
August: Dhs1.89 per litre
July: Dhs1.86 per litre
June: Dhs1.96 per litre
May: Dhs2.01 per litre
April: Dhs1.95 per litre
March: Dhs2.03 per litre
February: Dhs2.00 per litre
January: Dhs1.91 per litre