The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) has announced the increase of price for the Premium Motor Spirit also known as petrol to N143.80 per litre.
The PPPRA, in a circular dated July 1, 2020, to marketers, said, “After a review of the prevailing market fundamentals in the month of June and considering marketers’ realistic operating costs, as much as practicable, we wish to advise a new PMS pump price band of N140.80-N143.80 per litre for the month of July 2020.
“All marketers are advised to operate within the indicative prices as advised by the PPPRA.”
The agency had on May 31, 2020, announced a price band of N121.50 to N123.50 per litre for the product.
Sources at the Abuja headquarters of the agency said the rise in petrol price for July was primarily due to the increase in global crude oil prices, as PMS had been deregulated.