By next June, the state plans to add cooking gas to the list of petroleum products whose prices are regulated by the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (Epra).
The price of cooking gas is currently unregulated, in contrast to the pricing of gasoline, diesel, and kerosene, which are changed on the 15th of every month and remain in effect for a month.
The government agency has said that it would implement a plan to regulate LPG prices by June of next year.
The regulator said it hopes to have a plan for how to price liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in place by June of 2019.
A small number of private companies run most of the cooking gas business in Kenya. They bring the gas into the country through Mombasa and Dar es Salaam and sell it all over the country.
The government’s attempts to cut the price of the product in an effort to make clean energy more affordable and lessen the use of polluting fuels like kerosene, charcoal, and firewood have been frustrated by this.
By constructing a new state-owned port, Kenya is getting ready for government control of cooking gas pricing. This terminal will speed up the unloading of LPG from ships and onto trucks for distribution.
Late last month, President Uhuru Kenyatta inaugurated the brand-new Sh40 billion Kipevu II Oil Terminal, which can handle the loading and unloading of any kind of petroleum product.