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It's Official: Petrol And Diesel Prices Will Drop At 12AM With Readjustments Every Week

The weekly price will be announced every Friday.

Cover image via The Malaysian Insight/Kementerian Kewangan Malaysia on Facebook

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng announced today, 4 January, that the prices for diesel, RON95, and RON97 will drop at midnight

According to Free Malaysia Today, the prices of fuel for the week of 5 to 11 January will be as follow:

- RM1.93/litre for RON95,
- RM2.23/litre for RON97, and
- RM2.04/litre for diesel.

The new pricing sees a drop of between RM0.14 and RM0.27 from the current prices.

Under the Automatic Pricing Mechanism (APM), the retail price of petrol and diesel will revert to a weekly float pricing

"The retail price of petroleum products will be readjusted on a weekly basis following the controlled float method under the Automatic Pricing Mechanism (APM) formula, in line with the downward trend in oil prices in the world market at the moment," Lim said, reported Astro Awani.

The weekly prices will be announced every Friday, and will take effect at midnight on Saturday.

Lim added that the Cabinet's decision takes into account the view of all parties, including the Petroleum Dealers Association of Malaysia (PDAM)

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.

Image via Kementerian Kewangan Malaysia/Facebook

The government also agreed to raise the oil station operators' margins to 15 sen/litre for RON95 and 10 sen/litre for diesel products, reported The Malaysian Insight.

"The government is committed to stabilising the retail price of petroleum products and, at the same time, implementing a specific pricing (system) that will benefit the people," added Lim.

PDAM previously threatened to protest in various ways against the government's proposal for a weekly float pricing:

APM is not the only new implementation for the new year:

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