Kabul residents report that fuel prices are 20% to 25% higher this year. Some residents have called for the government to address the fuel price issue.
According to the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment (ACCI), high demand for fuel drives the increase in fuel prices.
“We have invited the [fuel] sellers to ACCI and encouraged them to keep the prices as low as possible because of the low economy of our people,” said Jan Agha Noori the ACCI spokesperson. He added that this problem is temporary and will be solved soon.
Every year, during the winter months, the price of fuel in Kabul rises.