KUALA LUMPUR: The retail price of RON97 petrol will be higher by one sen per litre at RM2.68 while the prices of RON95 petrol and diesel will remain the same, at RM2.08 and RM2.18 per litre respectively, effective today until Oct 25.
The Finance Ministry in a statement yesterday said with the retention of the retail
prices of RON95 petrol and diesel, the estimated petroleum subsidy that the government would have to bear for the period Oct 19 to 25 was RM123.81 million.
It said based on the calculation according to the Automatic Pricing Mechanism, the retail prices of RON95 petrol and diesel for the period should actually be RM2.38 and RM2.31 per litre, respectively.
“This shows an increase from last week in the retail prices of RON95 petrol and diesel which were then RM2.37 and RM2.27 per litre, respectively,” it said. – Bernama