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Hanoi (VNA)
- The prices of RON 92 petrol and bio-fuel E5 were raised 675 VND and 975 VND per litre from 3:30 pm on August 19.

Following a joint decision by the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Finance, the prices of diesel 0.05S and kerosene also increased 253 VND and 200 VND per litre, respectively.

It is the first fuel price hike after four consecutive falling adjustments in recent times.

Under the joint decision, RON 92 and E5 are sold at no more than 15,374 VND (0.69 USD) and 15,225 VND (0.68 USD) per litre, while the ceiling prices of diesel and kerosene went up to 11,914 VND (0.53 USD) and 10,496 VND (0.47 USD) per litre.

The two ministries also decided to keep subsidies on gas and oil unchanged.-VNA