Saudi giant, Aramco, has raised its domestic gasoline prices for August, state TV reported yesterday.
In July, the state-owned company increased the price of the 91 octane gasoline grade from 1.29 ($0.34) to 1.43 riyals ($0.38) per litre and the price of the 95 octane grade from 1.44 riyals ($0.38) to 1.60 riyals ($0.43) per litre.
The move comes following Aramco’s recent announcement of a 73.4 per cent drop in its net profits for the second quarter of the financial year. It has said that the decline was incurred as a result of the coronavirus crisis.
Aramco, the largest oil company in the world, said on Sunday that its profits had dropped to 24.62 billion Saudi riyals (about $6.6 billion) in the second quarter of the current financial year, compared to 92.59 billion riyals ($24.6 billion) during the same period last year.