The fourth rise in fuel prices this year has been implemented by the Tunisian government.
The Energy Ministry announced in a statement that the cost of cooking gas cylinders would increase by 14 percent, from 7.750 dinars ($2.42) to 8.800 dinars ($2.75), while the cost of gasoline would increase by 3 percent, from 2.330 dinars ($0.73) to 2.400 dinars ($0.75) per liter.
The Russian-Ukrainian war, according to the government, is to blame for an increase in fuel costs worldwide.
As it seeks to agree on a new funding arrangement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the North African nation is going through its greatest financial crisis. The latest increase in fuel prices is the fourth this year. The price of petrol was increased by Tunisian authorities in February, March, and April.
Since President Kais Saied overthrew the country’s administration and dissolved the parliament last year, Tunisia has been mired in a protracted political crisis that has made the economic situation in the country worse.
Saied maintains that his actions were taken to “rescue” the nation, while others have charged him with planning a coup.