The Consumer Council of Fiji is urging consumers to ensure they check their receipts when paying for fuel and liquid petroleum gas after the price of both commodities decreased today.
These price decreases will be welcomed by Fijian consumers who have experienced successive hikes in fuel prices for almost a year. These increases have been in line with rising global fuel prices.
The price decreases were announced by the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission and made effective from midnight January 15.
The decreases were as follows.
Retail Fuel Prices
– Motor Spirit from $2.24 to $2.09 per litre, a decrease of 15 cents per litre
– Premix from $2.07 to $1.92 per litre, a decrease of 15 cents per litre
– Kerosene from $1.72 to $1.63 per litre, a decrease of 9 cents per litre
– Diesel from $1.97 to $1.89 per litre, a decrease of 8 cents per litre
– 4.5kg cylinder from $14.55 to $13.81, a decrease of 74 cents
– 12kg cylinder from $38.80 to $36.84, a decrease of $1.96
– Bulk from $2.73 per kg to $2.59 per kg, a decrease of 14 cents and
– Auto Gas per litre from $1.83 to $1.74, a decrease of 9 cents
Consumers must exercise their rights and responsibilities when purchasing these items and ensure they are charged the new prices.
Traders are also advised to ensure that these price decreases are passed on to the consumers.
The Council has noticed that while most traders will comply with price changes, there are also many neighborhood stores who will not comply with price decreases, especially with kerosene.
These traders use the excuses of not being aware of the price decreases and not being able to make profits by selling at reduced prices.
This is unacceptable and Consumers who encounter traders who are charging incorrect fuel prices are encouraged to contact the Consumer Council
on the toll-free National Consumer Helpline number 155.