Petrol dealers may lose up to RM40m

Dateline 2019-01-05, NST:

PETROL station operators claim they could lose up to RM40 million following the dip in petrol pump prices.

Petroleum Dealers Association of Malaysia president Datuk Khairul Annuar Abdul Aziz said the drop in fuel prices by 14 sen per litre for diesel and 27 sen per litre for RON95 and RON97 petrol would result in RM30 million to RM40 million in petroleum retail losses, based on existing fuel stock.

“All operators will have to bear with it,” he said.

The government had decided to reinstate the Automatic Fuel Pricing mechanism to determine fuel prices on a weekly basis.

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng confirmed the adoption of the former managed float system while announcing the new petrol rates, which will take effect from today until Jan 11.

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