Kinshasa, April 18th, 2022 (CPA).- The Ministry of National Economy has just revised upwards the price per liter of fuel in the West, East and South supply zones of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in in order to adapt them to the evolution of the price structure and to maintain the balance of the country’s supply system, indicates a press release from the secretary general of the said ministry, Célestin Twite Yamwumbo received on Sunday at the CPA.
According to this press release, in the Western supply zone the price of a liter of gasoline has gone from CDF 2.095 (two thousand ninety-five) to CDF 2.195 (two thousand one hundred and ninety-five) that of diesel from CDF 2,085 (two thousand eighty-five) to CDF 2,185 (two thousand one hundred ) and oil from CDF 1,575 (one thousand five hundred and seventy-five) to CDF 1,800 (one thousand eight hundred) per litre.
liter of gasoline is negotiated at CDF 2,650 (two thousand six hundred and fifty), diesel at CDF 2,600 (two thousand six hundred) and that of petroleum at CDF 2,150 (two thousand one hundred and fifty ). South supply, the price of a liter of gasoline is set at CDF 2,695 (two thousand six hundred and ninety-five), diesel at CDF 2,690 (two thousand six hundred and ninety) and that of petroleum to CDF 2,250 (two thousand two hundred and fifty) As a reminder, the last revision of the prices of petroleum products took place in January 2022.
This revision was justified by the rise in world crude oil prices leading to an increase in the average commercial border prices (PMFC) of the main fuels consumed in the DRC.
It should be noted, moreover, that at the beginning of the current month of April, the city of Kinshasa as well as the provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo experienced a rumor of increases in the price of petroleum products at the pump, a situation that has had negative consequences in various sectors of life and especially in public transport. This situation has created long queues at the various gas stations, rightly or wrongly attributing this situation to the Russian-Ukrainian war. For the government, this increase does not reflect the truth of the price at the pump, since it supports the shortfall on the liter of fuel sold in order to allow importers to ensure the supply of different areas of fuel supply to the DRC. ACP