Jamaica | Mar 9, 2023

Petrol prices trend higher this week

Gavin Riley

Gavin Riley / Our Today

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Personnel working at TotalEnergies Jamaica’s Dunbar’s River service station in Savanna-La-Mar, Westmoreland. (Photo: Total Energies)

Jamaican motorists face a marginal cost increase at the pumps this week as State-operated refinery Petrojam unveils the latest update to its closely watched pricing regimen.

Reflecting the volatility on the global stage, Petrojam ended a two-week reprieve to increase 87-octane gasolene prices by $2.56. As of Thursday (March 9), the product closes at a baseline price of J$168.07.

Petrojam was consistent with price increases on nearly all its commonly sought products, except butane, which now costs $3.06 less than the prior week.

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

See breakdown of prices below:

ProductPrice per unit (effective March 9, 2023)Price change (from last week)
Gasolene 87$168.07$2.56 ($165.51)
Gasolene 90$172.04$3.06 ($168.98)
Auto diesel$200.67$0.25 ($200.37)
Kerosene$211.67$1.38 ($210.29)
Propane$72.01$0.25 ($71.76)
Butane$78.48-$3.06 ($81.54)
ULSD$211.46$0.25 ($221.21)


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