Household kerosene prices surged by 57.18 per cent, reaching N1,272.40 per litre in August, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.

The NBS’ National Household Kerosene Price Watch report obtained by The PUNCH noted that this sharp increase from last year’s N809.52 in August 2022 highlighted escalating energy costs.

The report revealed an uptick on a month-on-month basis, with the average price per litre at N1,272.40, a concerning 0.92 per cent rise from July’s N1,260.81.

State-level analysis shows substantial pricing disparities.