Gasoline prices rise by VND700

The retail prices of A92 and A95 gasoline have increased by VND700 a liter to VND14,200 and 14,700 respectively with effect from July 1.

Motorcyclists at a HCMC filling station. Retail fuel prices have gone up in Vietnam from July 1 (Photo: Lao Dong)

Kerosene has gone up by VND650 to VND13,650, and diesel by VND600 to VND12,100 for 0.05%S and VND12,050 for 0.25%S.

Earlier, petrol businesses had asked the Ministries of Finance, Industry and Trade to hike gasoline prices by VND500 to 1,000.

They said they had to pay US$74.98 for a barrel of A92 and $76.79 for 0.25%S diesel imported from Singapore.

At the old retail prices, they lost around VND900 on a liter of A92 and 2,000 on diesel.

Gas companies have also announced a hike in prices from July 1. A 12kg cylinder of cooking gas has gone up by VND24,000-25,000 to VND 212,000-214,000.

They said world gas prices rocketed by $95 a ton to $520 in the last month.

By staff writers – Translated by H.Mien

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