In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the government increased the prices of petroleum products for the western zone, including the city of Kinshasa, following changes in the parameters of the price structure of these products, in this case the rate of exchange rate (the exchange rate for the US dollar is 2.005 FC on January 26, 2022), the average border price and the volume of products put up for consumption.
According to a press release from the Ministry of National Economy published on January 25, 2022, a liter of gasoline will now cost 2,095 Congolese francs (1.04 USD), compared to 1,995 francs previously. The liter of diesel costs 2,085 francs and 1,700 francs for oil. The A1 jet for aviation fuel will be delivered at 1,575.43 Congolese francs per liter.
The eastern and southern parts of the country are facing shortages and rising fuel prices. Long queues are in front of the stations to find the black gold. This shortage is impacting public transit and other fuel-dependent economic activities.
These are the problems that the government has promised to resolve, after having had a meeting with economic operators in the oil sector for the purpose of readjusting price structures. In Katanga (south-eastern DR Congo), there is no stock due to the increase in the average border price. The government also says it has the problem of payroll losses a shortfall.