Motorists across the UAE will have to pay more to fill up their fuel tanks as petrol prices are set to increase for the month of August.
Fuel prices had previously been lowered for the month of July, bringing relief to motorists after several months of continuously rising petrol prices. The UAE Fuel Price Committee on Tuesday announced that it had increased fuel prices for the month of August 2019. Super 98 petrol will now cost Dh2.37 per litre, compared to Dh2.30 a litre in July, while Special 95 will cost Dh2.26 a litre, compared to Dh2.18 a litre the previous month. One litre of diesel will cost Dh2.42 a litre, compared to Dh2.35 a litre in June.
Many motorists expressed their dismay at the increase in prices, especially those that relied on their vehicles for their daily commute to work.