The average prices of petrol and kerosene as bought by Nigerians increased in September 2017.
This, however, contrasts with the decline recorded in average prices of cooking gas and diesel.
The average prices of the petroleum products were made known in four separate reports on petrol, kerosene, cooking gas and diesel prices released yesterday by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in Abuja.
The Kerosene Price Watch showed that the average price per litre paid by consumers for kerosene increased by 17.28 per cent to N264.48 in September 2017 from N225.52 in August 2017.
The report showed that states with the highest average price per litre of kerosene were Plateau (N316.67), Yobe (N294.44) and Kaduna (N294.12) while states with the lowest average price per litre of kerosene were Abia (N240.56), Edo (N240.00) and Ekiti (N233.33).
Similarly, the petrol price watch showed that the average price paid by consumers for petrol increased by 0.1 per cent to N144.5 in September 2017 from N144.4 in August 2017.
The report showed that states with the highest average price of petrol were Yobe (N149.7), Bayelsa (N147.1 ) and Taraba (N146.1) while states with the lowest average price of petrol were Abuja (N142), Osun (N142.8) and Ondo (N142.9).
Meanwhile, the Diesel Price Watch showed that the average price paid by consumers for diesel decreased by 5.83 per cent to N184.80 in September 2017 from N196.23 in August 2017.