Philippine economy

Big-time oil price hike set for July 2

Ralf Rivas
Oil prices will rise for the 3rd consecutive week due to geopolitical and trade tensions overseas

TENSIONS. Geopolitical and trade tensions shake up global oil prices. File photo by Rafael Taboy/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – Tensions in the Middle East and trade disputes kept oil prices high and translated to another oil price hike in the domestic market.

Oil companies like Shell, Petro Gazz, Seaoil, and PTT Philippines will be increasing gasoline prices by P1.20 per liter, while diesel will be slapped with an additional P0.95 per liter on Tuesday, July 2.

Companies carrying kerosene will hike prices by P1 per liter.

Other companies are expected to follow the same rates.

The latest oil price hike brings the year-to-date adjustments to P4.90 for gasoline, P3.70 for diesel, and P2.10 for kerosene. –

Ralf Rivas

A sociologist by heart, a journalist by profession. Ralf is Rappler's business reporter, covering macroeconomy, government finance, companies, and agriculture.