Petrol and diesel will cost more in October

Fuel prices

Fuel will cost more in Qatar next month, prices released by Qatar Petroleum on Thursday indicate.  Fuel prices in Qatar will go up 10 dirhams a liter for petrol and 5 dirhams a liter for Diesel from October. QP said the price of 95-octane super gasoline (petrol) will be QR1.70 a litre in October compared with QR1.60 for this month.

The price of premium petrol (91-octane) will go up to QR1.60 a litre against QR1.50 now. Diesel will be priced QR1.55 a litre next month instead of QR1.50 now. Fuel prices in Qatar were allowed to fluctuate in response to changes in the global market from May 1 last year.

Every month, a special committee comprising representatives from various government bodies, would review fuel prices (gasoline and diesel) and make recommendations on proposed prices for the local market accordingly. The monthly revision in local fuel prices followed the government’s decision on fuel subsidy reforms in Qatar.