JM | Aug 17, 2022

After two-month break, Petrojam prices again on the uptick

Gavin Riley

Gavin Riley / Our Today

RUBiS Jamaica’s Hagley Park Road service station in St Andrew. (Photo: Facebook @rubisjamaica)

Following two months of decreases, State-owned refinery, Petrojam, has unveiled a return-to-form outlook in its pricing regimen today (August 17).

Petrojam, in its latest petroleum product index, advised that the base price for 87-octane gasolene has jumped by $1.30, now closing at J$210.66, effective tomorrow.

Price increases were consistent for five other commonly sought products, namely 90-octane gasoline, butane, kerosene, automotive diesel and its ultra low-sulphur counterpart, whose costs go up by 25 cents, 88 cents and $4.50 respectively.

It is expected that retailers will add their mark-ups to the announced prices.

See breakdown of prices below:

ProductPrice per unit (Effective August 18, 2022)Price change (from last week)
Gasolene 87$210.66$1.30 ($209.36)
Gasolene 90$214.63$0.25 ($214.38)
Auto diesel$229.26$4.50 ($224.76)
Kerosene$207.80$4.50 ($203.30)
Propane$65.11-$0.07 ($65.18)
Butane$74.06$0.88 ($73.18)
ULSD$236.24$4.50 ($231.74)


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