The new government has further reduced the prices of
kerosene and diesel by Tk 2 per litre before the onset of Boro season as a part
of its election pledge.
The price of diesel and kerosene
has been reduced to Tk 44 per litre from Tk 46. The price slump took effect
from yesterday midnight.
The Bangladesh Energy Regulatory
Commission (BERC) readjusted the prices of these two items following the
proposal of the Energy Ministry after the cabinet meeting decision yesterday
The Cabinet meeting chaired by
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasian yesterday decided to reduce the prices of diesel
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who has also in charge of the Energy
Ministry, held a meeting with BERC team on reduction of diesel and kerosene
The prices of kerosene and diesel
have been reduced for the third time since October 26. The prices of Octane and
petrol, however, remain unchanged. Octane is now selling at Tk 77 and petrol Tk
Bangladesh Energy Regulatory
Commission Chairman Golam Rahman yesterday confirmed the reduction in the
prices of these two petroleum products.
He said that the BERC declared
the readjusted the prices of these items for the first time.