Bulawayo service stations that are selling fuel in hard currency have hiked fuel prices, The Chronicle reports. The publication came to this conclusion after visiting a few service stations and discovered that prices have soared despite the garages demanding the greenback for the precious liquid.
According to The Chronicle:
Flo service stations that were selling both diesel and petrol at between US$1,18 and US$1,25 per litre last week have increased their pump price with petrol being sold at US$1,43 and diesel at US$1,29 per litre.
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At Zuva Service Station along Leopold Takawira Avenue petrol was being sold at US$1,51 per litre and US$1,36 for diesel.
At Busuman Service Station along Fife Street between 14th and 15th Avenues, the pump price for both diesel and petrol had not changed at US$1,25 per litre.
It was the same situation at Classic Cars Station in Belmont, as it sold both petrol and diesel for US$1,25
After a few investigations, the publications learnt that ZIMRA had introduced forex duty payments for anyone selling their goods in Forex which had prompted companies to hike the prices in order to remain profitable.
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