Vietnam raises gasoline prices slightly

By Manh Quan, Thanh Nien News

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Gas prices went up 1 percent on October 3. Photo credit: Thanh Nien Gas prices went up 1 percent on October 3. Photo credit: Thanh Nien

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Vietnam on Saturday increased gasoline prices again after only two weeks, as the Ministry of Industry and Trade said global fuel prices have seen “irregular fluctuations.”
The retail price of 92RON, the country’s most popular gasoline grade, went up 1 percent to VND18,139 a liter, while its bio alternative E5 rose to VND17,644 (78 US cents) a liter.
Diesel however went down 1.2 percent to VND13,723 a liter and kerosene fell slightly to VND12,725 a liter.
Vietnam increased gas prices by 4 percent on September 18, after five consecutive cuts in three months.
Fuel price hikes have to be at least 15 days apart, according to a rule that was introduced late last year. 

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