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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 21 October 2018

UAE October fuel prices: Diesel up 4.5%

Petrol prices almost flat month-on-month

Both petrol and diesel prices have been rising in the UAE in 2018. Victor Besa / The National
Both petrol and diesel prices have been rising in the UAE in 2018. Victor Besa / The National

Diesel prices will increase by 4.5 per cent from Monday, while petrol prices will remain almost the same in October compared with September.

Here’s a breakdown:

- Super 98: Dh2.61 a litre (up from Dh2.59 in September)

- Special 95: Dh2.50 a litre (up from Dh2.48)

- Diesel: Dh2.76 a litre (up from Dh2.64)

The price of diesel is higher this year after being set at Dh2.33 a litre in January, after VAT was included.

Petrol prices also increased marginally in September. Since the start of the year they have been steadily rising, despite a blip in July. Special 95 was Dh2.12 a litre in January.

Fuel prices were liberalised about two years ago, so they now move with the market.

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