The price of Automotive Gas Oil, also known as diesel, has risen to a high of N250 per liter, and business owners groan looking at how rained down business has gone for everyone.
Correspondents investigated that some filling stations in Lagos had increased the price of the product to N250 per liter, while many others sold it at between N220-N245.
Aso Naija gathered that Northwest Petroleum along the Oshodi-Apapa road increased the pump price of diesel to N250 per liter; AP (Ardova Plc), along Airport Road, Ikeja, N248; and Oando, along Acme Road, N240.
The National Bureau of Statistics, in its AGO price report on Tuesday, said the average price paid by consumers for diesel increased by 0.22 percent to N224.86 per liter in January 2021 to N224.37 in December 2020.
It said states with the highest average price of diesel were Adamawa (N268.33), Zamfara (N262.78), and Kebbi (N257.50).
“States with the lowest average price of diesel were Osun (N194.60), Anambra (N195.83), and Enugu (N198.24),” the NBS added.