Fuel price drops in Kabul as imports increase


The price of fuel has dropped in the capital city of Kabul as imports have increased. According to some gas stations, the price of fuel dropped by 10 Afs this week compared to the last week.

“A few days ago, the price of oil increased and the price of the (US) dollar as well. The paths were closed and the fuel was not imported,” said Rahm Khuda, a worker at a gas station in the capital city.

The Chamber of Commerce and Investment head, Mohammad Younus Mohmand, said that a huge amount of fuel has recently been imported from the Central Asian states and neighboring Iran which caused a reduction in the price of oil.

“It depends on demands products and demands of the market. The fuel has surged in the markets. The traders attempted to import a lot of fuel to Afghanistan,” said

The residents of Kabul are happy about the drop in the price of fuel but said that the taxi and public transportation’s rent must decrease as well.

“The price of fuel has dropped. But the rent of taxis and public transportations is still high,” said Ghulam Shah, a resident of Kabul.—Tolo News


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