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Petrol Price in Pakistan

Current Super Petrol Price in Pakistan is Rs.224.80/Ltr, High Speed Diesel is Rs. 235.30/Ltr and Light Speed Diesel is Rs 186.50/Ltr. 

Petrol Price in Pakistan

Prices w.e.f 01-10-2022

Fuel Type Old Price New Price Difference

Petrol

PKR 237.43
PKR 224.30
-12.63

High Speed Diesel (HSD) 

PKR 247.43
PKR 235.30
-12.13

Light Diesel Oil (LDO)

PKR 197.28
PKR 186.50
-10.78

Kerosene Oil

PKR 202.02
PKR 191.83
-10.19

Petroleum in Pakistan

Every vehicle’s engine is designed for a specific kind of fuel. This specification helps in increasing the life of the engine and for enhancing its performance. There are several types of fuels on which engines run. Whether you own a car, a bike, or a heavy vehicle, fuel is the blood that needs to keep them running. The fuels that are most common in Pakistan include:

• Petrol (Super and Hi-Octane)

• Diesel (High Speed and Low Speed)

• Kerosene

• Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG)

• Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)

The fuel prices in Pakistan are subject to change without any prior notice to the public and are usually announced on television and online. 

Other Fuels in Pakistan

Petroleum is one of the most common fuels for vehicles around the world as well as in Pakistan. It is also known as gasoline and is available widely across the country. Petroleum, or gasoline, is obtained through fractional distillation of crude oil. Petrol prices in Pakistan frequently change and can be found here easily.

Diesel

It is also obtained from petroleum but is specifically suited to diesel engines. It is another popular form of fuel used widely across Pakistan. Diesel provides value-for-money and enhanced acceleration. It is an ideal fuel for trucks, buses, trains, etc. Diesel prices in Pakistan can be found on this page.

Compressed Natural gas (CNG) 

CNG is an environment-friendly fuel option that contains compressed methane gas. It is usually cheaper than petroleum and diesel and is an affordable alternative. It is most suitable for buses, vans, trucks as well as passenger cars if boot space is not compromised.

Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) & Kerosene 

LPG and kerosene are least likely to be used as vehicle fuels but are still used in some specific vehicles. 

Petrol in Pakistan

Petroleum is one of the most common fuels for vehicles around the world as well as in Pakistan. It is also known as gasoline and is available widely across the country. Petroleum, or gasoline, is obtained through fractional distillation of crude oil. Petrol prices in Pakistan frequently change and can be found here easily.

The quality of petroleum is determined with the help of its Octane number. The octane number shows how well the petroleum can resist knocking and provide efficient performance. There are several reputable petroleum providers in Pakistan, which include Pakistan State Oil, Attock Petroleum Limited, Total Parco, Shell Pakistan, and Hascol Petroleum. These oil refinery companies are responsible for the majority of petrol distribution in Pakistan.

For a long time period of time, Pakistan had a supply of low-grade petrol in the country while the rest of the world was using finer quality fuel in their automobiles. Even the most undeveloped countries had better quality fuel supplies than Pakistan. It was the year 2016 when Pakistan started to import better quality petrol with a higher Research Octane Number (RON), 92 to be exact. Today, most oil marketing companies in Pakistan refine RON 95 or 97 petrol.

High Octane Petrol Price in Pakistan

OGRA does not control Hi-Octane petrol prices in Pakistan. Thus, Hi-Octane prices vary across different Petrol Pumps.

Euro Fuel Emission Standards in Pakistan

Pakistan has officially adopted the Euro V emission standards to improve engine performance of our vehicles.This also helps create a greener environment for Pakistan's future generations.

Previously, Pakistan adopted the Euro II Emission Standards back in 2012, when Euro II was already outdated. Now, Pakistan has skipped Euro III and Euro IV to adopt Euro V standards in 2020 which was actually introduced in 2009 in other countries. Currently many countries are following Euro VI Emission Standards since 2014, and would switch to Euro VII which is expected around 2025.

Petrol Rate in Pakistan

Petrol prices have always been a topic of frequent discussion in the Pakistani media. Still, there is a lot of misinformation that surrounds the process of price determination of petrol. There are several factors which play a role in setting petrol prices in a country.

Petrol and petroleum products are derived from crude oil. Starting from the exploration and production of crude oil, to the refinement and distribution process, several different industries are involved in providing the finished product of petrol. All of these industries add their incurred costs to the price of petrol. On top of all that, the government adds tax money to the price of fuel.

Within Pakistan, the international oil market’s rate also plays a huge role. Based on the value of the Rupee in the international market, the oil prices also fluctuate. Since 2018, due to the devaluation of the Rupee, the oil prices in the international market have also increased for Pakistan.

In 2021, the government of Pakistan tried to regulate petrol prices in the country by decreasing the tax margin. Although effective, the strategy was not a long-term solution. Issues like this are common for developing countries like Pakistan that highly rely on imported oil. This leads to inflation in the oil prices and makes it difficult for consumers to buy petrol.

The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) controls the petrol rates in Pakistan. OGRA has a practice of revising all fuel prices twice a month. The new prices are announced on the 15th and the last day of each month and usually remain in effect for the next 15 days. Moreover, petrol prices are different in different areas and regions of Pakistan. 

The petroleum prices in Pakistan are directly related to the global transformations of oil and gas. However, they are also affected by many other local factors such as the supply of petroleum resources in the country, economic conditions, political instability, etc. As a result, the public witnesses frequent ups and downs in the fuel prices. 

Highest Petrol Price in Pakistan:

The highest petrol price in Pakistan history was Rs 248.74 per litre in July 2022. Though it also occasionally looms around the 230 mark whenever petroleum products are in high demand globally, as is the case these days.

Petrol Price Archives

Date Petrol Price (PKR)
November 16, 2022 224.48
November 01, 2022 224.48
October 16, 2022 224.48
October 01, 2022 224.48
September 22, 2022 237.43
September 01, 2022 235.98
August 15, 2022 233.91
August 01, 2022 227.19
July 15, 2022 230.34
July 01, 2022 248.74
June 16, 2022 233.89
June 03, 2022 209.86

 

Petrol FAQs

The cost of 1 Liter Petrol in Pakistan is currently PKR 224.48/Ltr.
Highest petrol price in Pakistan recorded was for 2022-07-01 during which petrol is available at a staggering PKR 248.74/Ltr.
The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) recommends petroleum price changes on a 15 day basis to the federal government. The government actually sets the petroleum prices.
Research Octance Number (RON) ranges from 95 - 97 currently for petrol refinement in Pakistan.
Normally petrol with RON 95+ is best for smaller engine cars, while for cars with bigger engines, High-Octane petrol is recommended.
Petrol with RON 87+ is alright for 70cc -125cc bikes. Although for higher engine capacity bikes, High-Octane petrol is recommended

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