March 2021 Fuel Prices Increase Across the Board



Fuel prices in Samoa will increase across the board, effective today.

As announced by the Minister of Finance Sili Epa Tuioti, petrol is up by 10.5 sene per litre from $2.30 to $2.41; diesel is up by 6.6 sene per litre from $2.26 to $2.33 and kerosene is up by 6.2 sene from $1.90 to $1.96 per litre.

According to the press release, crude oil and petroleum product prices have continued to increase for the 4th straight month.

“Positive Covid-19 vaccine announcements are driving economic confidence, this in turn has led to expectations of higher demand for crude and refined products”.

Impacts of the global pandemic has seen a huge drop in global fuel prices, and Samoa has enjoyed the lowest rates in many years.

When petrol dropped to an all time low of $1.92 in June last year, it was the first time in over 10 years it had been below $2 tala per litre. The last time being January 2009, when petrol was $1.97 per litre.

When diesel dropped to $1.98 in July last year, it was the first time it had gone below $2 tala since 2016 as shown in Ministry of Finance records, when it registered at $1.79 for March, April $1.84 and May $1.99 per litre.

A comparison with New Zealand, Australia and Fiji shows Samoa’s current prices comparably on par or less than our Pacific neighbors.


Brian Telefoni