Fuel prices to be further slashed this week

Updated Aug 08, 2022 | Same topic: Latest Consumer Reports

Expect a price rollback for both gasoline and diesel.

Motorists will likely be happy to know that there will be another price reduction on fuels this week, for both gasoline and diesel.  

PH Fuel Watch FB announcement

PH Fuel Watch announced price rollbacks for both diesel and gasoline effective August 9

On its Facebook page, fuel price watchdog PH Fuel Watch mentioned a continuing downward trend in fuel prices. It projects a rollback of between Php 2.00 and Php 2.40 per liter for both diesel and gasoline. PH Fuel Watch says that final prices will depend on the gas station as well as location. 

A separate advisory by Cleanfuel announced that diesel prices will be slashed by Php 2.20 per liter for this week. Meanwhile, gasoline prices will go down by Php 2.10 per liter. 

Unioil estimated that diesel prices will be cut down by Php 2.00 to Php 2.20 per liter, while gasoline prices will be discounted by Php 1.90 to Php 2.10 per liter. 

Attendant adjusting prices

This is the sixth straight rollback for diesel fuel

The price adjustment for gasoline in particular follows a price increase implemented the previous week, when it retailed for Php 0.75 per liter higher. For diesel, this will be the sixth straight rollback this week, after enjoying successive price reductions for the entire month of July. 

The price movements are a result of trading in the world market in the last five days, anchored mainly on the figures determined by the Mean of Platts Singapore (MOPS) which is the pricing reference used for refined petroleum products sold in Asia. 

As of end-week trading, international benchmark Brent crude fell to $94 (Php 5,224.19) per barrel. This was a major reduction from its high of $110 (Php 6,113.41) the previous week.  

Gas station queue

The reduced demand from major world economies has been contributing to lower prices

Industry experts say the downward trend in oil prices has been prompted by global concerns of a looming recession, resulting in reduced demand for oil among the world’s major economies. This has been boosted by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries’ (OPEC) commitment to increase oil output by at least 100,000 barrels daily. 

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Joseph Paolo Estabillo

Joseph Paolo Estabillo


Joseph holds a degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines Diliman and has been writing professionally since 1999. He has written episodes for CNN Philippines' motoring show Drive, and has worked on corporate projects for MG Philippines and Pilipinas Shell. Aside from being Philkotse.com’s Content Lead, he also writes content for numerous car dealerships in the U.S., spanning multiple brands such as Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Maserati, among others.

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