Secretive fuel price formula finally revealed

Secretive fuel price formula finally revealed

Written by Staff Writer

18 Oct, 2018 | 9:07 pm

Colombo (News 1st) – The fuel price formula was revealed to the public by Minister of Finance and Mass Media, Mangala Samaraweera today.

The formula is as follows –

MRP = V1 + V2 + V3+ V4

MRP = Maximum retail price

V1 = Cost incurred in unloading and the cost of the barrels.
V2 = The processing cost which includes local harbor costs and costs incurred due to wastage
V3 = The administration costs which includes costs for employee allowances and depreciation costs.
V4 = Taxation. This includes customs duties, Port and airport development taxes etc.

Minister Mangala Samaraweera stated that this is the “simple” formula that they have been using since the 11th of May to formulate fuel prices on the 10th of every month.


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