Another Friday, another weekly fuel price update. No joy for RON 97 petrol users, because the fuel is going up once more, and this time it’s quite a jump.

As of tomorrow, April 20, RON 97 will be priced at RM2.80 per litre (up 12 sen from its RM2.68 last week). There’s of course no change in the price of RON 95 petrol, which continues to be pegged at RM2.08 per litre, the maximum price consumers pay no matter whether high market prices push pump prices beyond that.

Likewise, the pegged Euro 2M diesel continues to be priced at RM2.18 per litre, while Euro 5 diesel – which is always 10 sen more – is at RM2.28 per litre. The government says that without the price cap in place, RON 95 petrol would cost RM2.50 per litre, while diesel would be priced at RM2.46 per litre based on Automatic Price Mechanism (APM) calculations.

These prices will remain in effect until April 26, when the next set of fuel pricing adjustments will be announced. This is the 16th edition of the weekly fuel pricing format, which is announced every Friday, and takes effect from Saturday until the following Friday.