KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 15 (Bernama) — Petrol and diesel prices have been reduced by 10 sen a litre from Tuesday. In announcing the reduction today, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said the RON97 petrol will be sold at RM1.80 a litre from RM1.90 and RON92 petrol at RM1.70 from RM1.80.
Diesel will be sold at RM1.70 a litre from RM1.80, he said in a statement today. This is the seventh time the government has lowered fuel prices since August. The last revision was on Dec 3.
The fuel price cut was in tandem with the dwindling crude oil price in the world market. Also effective tomorrow, the price of subsidised petrol and diesel for fishermen has been slashed by 13 sen a litre to RM1.30 from RM1.43, he added.