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Egypt Raises Fuel Prices Amid Global Surge of Prices

November 3, 2023
Source: Enterprise Press

Egypt raised fuel prices for various octanes, but kept diesel prices unchanged, according to a statement by the Ministry of Petroleum and Renewable Resources on Friday, November 3. Egypt increased the price of 80-octane gasoline from EGP 8.75 (USD 0.28) to EGP 10 (USD 0.32) per liter, 92-octane gasoline from EGP 10.25 (USD 0.33) to EGP 11.50 (USD 0.37) per liter, and 95-octane gasoline from EGP 11.50 (USD 0.37) to EGP 12.50 (USD 0.40) per liter. The government did not change the price of diesel despite the rising cost globally, out of concern for the public good and its impact on transportation and goods. The last diesel price increase in Egypt was in May 2023 at EGP 8.25 (USD 0.27) from EGP 7.25 (USD 0.23). The ministry added that a global and regional research committee discussed the economic events and indicators that directly and indirectly affected Brent crude oil prices — the most traded oil market based around Northwest Europe — which recently exceeded USD 90 (EGP 2,780.52) per barrel. Earlier this week, the World Bank released a report stating that an escalation of the latest Middle East conflict, following…

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