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JM | Sep 29, 2022

Petrojam announces kerosene price spike, all other products enjoy further rollbacks

Gavin Riley

Gavin Riley / Our Today

Jamaicans can continue to breathe a collective sigh of relief as State-owned refinery, Petrojam, unveiled a sweeping reduction on nearly all major products effective today (September 29). 

Petrojam, in its closely watched petroleum product pricing index, has advised that 87-octane gasolene will cost J$4.50 less than last week, to close at a new baseline of $193.16. 

The rollbacks were consistent, to varying degrees, for all of Petrojam’s products except kerosene, which rose by $3.06. Kerosene now starts at an introductory price of $213.43—its third-highest figure since September 1, 2022. 

It is expected, however, that retailers islandwide will add their markups to the announced prices.

See breakdown of prices below:

ProductPrice per unit (Effective September 29, 2022)Price change (from last week)
Gasolene 87$193.16-$4.50 ($197.66)
Gasolene 90$197.13-$4.50 ($201.63)
Auto diesel$220.26-$4.50 ($224.76)
Kerosene$213.43$3.06 ($210.37)
Propane$60.68-$4.50 ($65.18)
Butane$67.87-$4.09 ($71.96)
ULSD$227.24-$4.50 ($231.74)

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